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We Are Not Free

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.

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This heart-wrenching tale powerfully depicts Japanese Americans' resilience during World War II, making it a must-read for teens. Choosing to tell the story from 14 perspectives could be overwhelming, but author Traci Chee seamlessly weaves their stories together while giving her chapters distinct voices and styles. Readers will form a deep connection with these well-developed characters and feel their pain, anger, sadness, and regret as well as their pride, hope, and love for one another. A timely reminder at the end of We Are Not Free reminds us that history will repeat itself if we aren't careful.

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