We Are Not Free

ISBN-10: 035813143X
ISBN-13: 9780358131434
Author: Chee, Traci
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: September 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 400


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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 14.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / United States / General *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American *

Description
From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II. Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco. Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted. Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps. In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.