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Fish for Jimmy

Fish for Jimmy

Based on One Family's Experience in A Japanese American Internment Camp

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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When brothers Taro and Jimmy and their mother are forced to move from their home in California to a Japanese internment camp in the wake of the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing, Taro daringly escapes the camp to find fresh fish for his grieving brother.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823423750 (hbk.)
0823423751 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: E YAMASAKI OUR WORLD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 28 cm


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One day Taro and Jimmy's family has to go away to a camp. Jimmy cleverly finds a way to cheer up his brother by sneaking away to find fish and reminding him of their days swimming together. (Japanese American)

Based on her great-grandfather's experience in a Japanese "internment camp," Yamasaki tells how Taro takes care of his younger brother, Jimmy, when he stops eating. Available in eBook format.

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Feb 18, 2019

Sensitive text and evocative illustrations relate the experience of two Japanese American boys who are forced to move to an internment camp after Pearl Harbor. The magical quality of the illustrations, with fish swimming around Jimmy and characters depicted larger then life to reflect their internal struggle, show us the feelings and emotions cated bynthis difficult time in history. A wonderful read-aloud for children who are old enough to process the mistakes made after tumultuous historical events.


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