A Boy of Heart Mountain
Written by Barbara Bazaldua. Illustrated by Willie Ito. Foreword by Eric L. Muller.
Based on and inspired by the experiences of Shigeru Yabu, who was ten years old when he and his family were incarcerated in Heart Mountain, one of America's concentration camps during World War II. From a ten year old's perspective, Shig tries to make sense of what has happened to his family while also exploring his new, strange environment. It is a poignant coming-of-age story and a celebration of the human spirit under duress. Paper: 145 pp.