Fighting for Justice—Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Written by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi and Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette

Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends—just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. This included Fred, whose parents had immigrated to the United States from Japan many years before. But Fred refused to go. He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. And when he got put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn't give up.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
112
Publisher
Heyday
Grade Level 4 - 6
ISBN
9781597143684
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