Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Powerful story, fictionalized but inspired by the author's own family history of the Japanese internment camps. This is a good introduction to the topic and the text is large and bold which will make it a good choice for reluctant readers as well. I just love the artist's work, the heads are just a little too oblong to be proportionate making for an interesting style. This is a hard-hitting tale that deals with racism, bullying, family conflict and fear along with the historical element. A compelling story that leaves the reader somber with its bittersweet ending.
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