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Reading Level: Grades 5-6
Interest Level: Grades 5-9


Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 7″ x 9″
Dewey: 970
Series Lexile®: 810-880
Series F&P Level: V, W, Y
Correlation with National Curriculum:
CCS RI 5.1, 2, 4, 5, 6; RI 6.1, 3, 4, 5; RI 7.1, 3, 4; RI 8.1, 3, 4, 5


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Children in History

Children in History explores eight major periods in history through the stories of children that lived them. Complete with true accounts of real children from the past, the books in this eye-opening set illustrate what it was like to live during times of war, revolution, and social and economic change.

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Booklist, October 1, 2018

Children in Japanese American Confinement Camps

This volume in the Children in History series (8 titles) provides simply written, accessible information about the experience of Japanese American children (nisei) who, along with their families, were confined in camps during WWII. The book’s seven chapters provide essential information by focusing on individual young people. Thus, 14-year-old William J. Akiyoshi and his family were sent to the Minidoka Camp in Idaho, which—with armed guards always watching—felt more like prison than a confinement camp. Two “In Their Own Words” sections provide first-hand accounts of children’s experiences. Information about deaths in the camps, loyalty oaths, and the end of the camps is accompanied by critical-thinking questions and plentiful illustrations, primarily period black-and-white photographs and infographics. Though no sources are cited, a glossary and a brief index are included. — Michael Cart

School Library Connection, January/February 2019

Children in Japanese American Confinement Camps

“First person accounts written by children can be hard to find and this series can help to fill that void. Recommended.” —Kim Laskey

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