Best Friends Forever
By Beverly Patt, Illustrated by Shula Klinger.
This moving and powerful fictional scrapbook features a friendship that even war could not tear apart. In April of 1942, fourteen-year-old Louise Krueger starts a scrapbook when her best friend, Dottie Masuoka, must move to a concentration camp for Japanese Americans in Washington State. The elaborate scrapbook design includes historical photographs and recreated period objects from Louise's life "on the home front" and Dottie's letters and drawings from the internment camp. As a side note, longtime Museum volunteer, Margaret Masuoka served as a consultant for the author, and even "loaned" her surname! Ages 10 and up. Hardbound: 88 pgs.