By Helen Oyakawa
Eleven year-old Teddy Sato longs for his family to leave share-cropping in the panhandle and return to Los Angeles. There they'll be able to visit Knotts Berry Farm, see movies regularly, shop for nice clothes, swim and surf in the ocean...Yet, when they are finally ready to leave, he is gripped by sadness. It is then that Teddy learns where home really is.
"Home" tells the story of a Japanese American family in California that decides not to go to camp, but instead leaves the Western Defense Zone to start a new and difficult life as sharecroppers in Oklahoma. Paper: 177 pp.