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CliffsNotes on Farewell to Manzanar explores the autobiographical childhood memories of the author’s wartime incarceration in a Japanese-American internment camp.
Following the first-person story of American-born Jeanne Wakatsuki, who was 7 years old when her family was forced into confinement with 10,000 other Asian-Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within a narrative that spans three decades. Other features that help you figure out this important work include
Author background, including coverage of Jeanne’s healing return to ManzanarIntroduction to the novel, with historical perspective Critical essays on style, settings, and themesCharacter analyses of Jeanne Wakatsuki and her parentsReview section that features suggested essay topics
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