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Fish for Jimmy : inspired by one family's experience in a Japanese American internment camp /

by Yamasaki, Katie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Holiday House, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9780823423750 :; 0823423751 :.Subject(s): Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile fiction | Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction | Brothers -- FictionSummary: 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.
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For two boys in a Japanese American family, everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. <br> <br> <br> With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp, Jimmy loses his appetite. Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and, night after night, sneaks out of the camp and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong again.<br> <br> This affecting tale of courage and love is an adaptation of the author's true family story, and includes a letter to readers with more information about the historical background and inspiration.

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.

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Horn Book Review

Rich, expressive acrylic paintings lend dreamlike imagery to a piece of historical fiction about an all-too-real time. It is 1941, and Taro and his younger brother, Jimmy, live in California with their Japanese-immigrant parents. They have a comfortable life together until the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent arrest of their father. Soon after, the rest of the family is bused to an internment camp. At the camp, Jimmy stops eating, rejecting the unfamiliar food and longing for the fresh vegetables and fish his mother cooked at home, and Taro decides to take a dangerous risk to save his brother. Varying perspectives create interesting layouts, while rooms morph into landscapes and surrealistic fish seem to swim through the air, bringing symbolic meaning to the full-bleed double-page spreads. An author's note and archival photographs in the back matter provide some history on internment camps and explain that the book is based on a true story from the author's own family history. Endpapers featuring clouds shaped like fish bookend this moving story. julie roach (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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