Write to Me
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese-American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind
"Dear Miss Breed . . ."
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.
When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.
Author:Cynthia Grady, Illustrator: Amiko Hirao
Publisher: Charlesbridge, January 2018
Hardcover, 32 pages