Obasan: Puffin Classics

Paperback | November 4, 2014

byJoy Kogawa

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Obasan is the moving story of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, told through the eyes of a child. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, five-year-old Naomi’s life is changed forever. Separated from her mother, she watches bewildered as she and her family become enemy aliens, persecuted and despised in their own land.

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  Obasan is the moving story of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, told through the eyes of a child. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, five-year-old Naomi’s life is changed forever. Separated from her mother, she watches bewildered as she and her family become enemy aliens, persecuted and despised in their own land. ...

  JOY KOGAWA was born in Vancouver in 1935 to Japanese- Canadian parents. During WWII,  Joy and her family were forced to move to Slocan, British Columbia, as part of the Canadian government’s policy to relocate and intern Japanese-Canadians. Kogawa is the author of several award-winning novels and volumes of poetry. In 1986, Kogawa ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143192345

ISBN - 13:9780143192343

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“Read Obasan to understand the danger of silence ... Read it because it is beautifully written and so alive. But read it most of all because it is a powerful and heartbreaking story of a little girl in a big time.” - Teresa Toten