Silver Like Dust

Silver Like Dust

One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment

Book - 2012
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A young girl growing up in rural Pennsylvania eschews her Japanese heritage until she learns the details of the time her grandmother spent in an internment camp along with 112,000 other Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781605982724
Branch Call Number: 940.5317 GRANT GRANT
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 22 cm
Notes: Memoir based on author's thesis: Light's end in the sky : a memoir of Heart Mountain


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LMcShaneCLE Jan 26, 2012

I would highly recommend this to educators as required reading for seventh and eighth grade students. It provideds a context to understanding history through personal experience and should encourage students to relate their own family histories. Kimi Cunningham Grant's style is subtle and affecting. Her book brings out the many dimensions of our country's continued struggle for civil rights.


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Dec 08, 2012

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Fujii Jan 04, 2013

"Of course, I was oblivious to the fact that in all my efforts to be un-Japanese, I was joining that same old--and very Japanese--narrative of haji, or shame, that my mother had been participating in when she'd whispered her secret about my grandparents. The same one that had kept my family silent about those years in a Wyoming prison camp."
--Kimi Cunningham Grant


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