Love in the Library

Item # 154308.

Written by  Maggie Tokuda-Hall. Illustrated by Yas Imamura.

Set in an incarceration camp where the United States cruelly detained  Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving  love story finds hope in heartbreak.

To fall in love is  already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place  built to make people feel like they weren’t human—that was miraculous.

After  the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation  Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast—elderly  people, children, babies—now live in prison camps like Minidoka. To be  who she is has become a crime, it seems, and Tama doesn’t know when or  if she will ever leave. Trying not to think of the life she once had,  she works in the camp’s tiny library, taking solace in pages bursting  with color and light, love and fairness. And she isn’t the only one.  George waits each morning by the door, his arms piled with books checked  out the day before. As their friendship grows, Tama wonders: Can anyone  possibly read so much? Is she the reason George comes to the  library every day? Beautifully illustrated and complete with an  afterword, back matter, and a photo of the real Tama and George—the  author’s grandparents—Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s elegant love story for  readers of all ages sheds light on a shameful chapter of American  history.  

Hardbound: 40 pp.

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