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Resource List

The Past

For elementary and middle school readers:
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida
Dash by Kirby Larson
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II and a The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis by Kirby Larson
Hello Maggie by Shigeru Yabu
Heroes by Ken Mochizuki
The Invisible Thread by Yoshiko Uchida
A Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida
The Journal of Ben Uchida, Citizen #13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp by Barry Denenberg
Journey of Heroes by Stacey Hayashi
Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida
Librarian who Made a Difference by Joanne Oppenheim
The No-No Boys by Teresa R. Funke
A Place Where the Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai
Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp by Michael Cooper
So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting
Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

For high school and adult readers:
A Cold Wind from Idaho: Poems by Lawrence Matsuda
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers by Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki
Fighting for Honor: Japanese Americans and World War II by Michael L. Cooper
Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner: Poetry and Artwork inspired by Japanese American Experiences by Lawrence Matsuda
Honor by Fire: Japanese Americans at War in Europe and the Pacific by Lyn Crost
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment by Jerry Stanley
I Can Never Forget: Men of the 100th/442 by Thelma Chang
Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple by Louis Fiset
Issei and Nisei/The Internment Years by Daisuke Kitagawa
A Japanese Name: An American Story by Suma Yagi
Japanese Roses by Teresa Lorella
Just Americans by Robert Asahina
Letters from the 442: The World War II Correspondence of a Japanese American Medic by Minoru Masuda
Looking Like the Enemy by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald
Minidoka Revisited: The Paintings of Roger Shimomura by Roger Shimomura
Nisei Daughter by Monica Sone
Nisei Son, Stanley Hayami by Joanne Oppenheim
Nisei: The Quiet Americans by Bill Hoshokawa
Picture Bride by Michael Malagan
Sun Gods by Jay Rubin
And Then There Were Eight: The Men of I Company 442nd Regimental Combat Team, World War II by Item Chapter Project Team
Yellow Terror: The Collections and Paintings of Roger Shimomura by Stacey Uradomo-Barre

Connecting the Past to the Present

Film to Imagine Muslim Americans Interned Under Trump Administration

Formerly Interned Japanese Americans Stand Up Against Muslim Hate

The Present

All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim by Wajahat Ali
American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith by M. Zuhdi Jasser
Islam and America: Building a Future without Prejudice by Anouar Majid
Islam in America by Anna Lelman
Islam in America edited by Laura K. Engendorf
Respecting the Contributions of Muslim Americans by Sloan MacRae
Salaam: A Muslim American Boy’s Story by Tina Brown
We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future by Deepa Iyer 
What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam by John Esposito 

On the Web

American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction: This short film provides answers backed by scientific research to the most frequent questions Americans ask about their Muslim neighbors.
American Muslims in the United States 
Bainbridge Review, 1941-1946 – A weekly newspaper edited and published by Walt and Milly Woodward that has earned national recognition for its coverage of the forced removal of more than 200 Bainbridge Island residents of Japanese descent; the Woodwards editorialized against the remove and devoted space in the newspaper to reports about their lives in the concentration camps
Curriculum & Korematsu Institute Teaching Kits by Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Gallup – Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West
How I Feel Right Now as a Muslim in America: It’s not easy being a Muslim in the United States these days.
I’m a Muslim and I’m Tired of Explaining Myself: With Islamophobia on the rise in the United States, what’s on the minds of those who have to live with it on a day-to-day basis?
The Many Problems with Anti-Muslim Rhetoric: After the San Bernardino and Paris attacks, the rhetoric against American Muslims has ramped up in the U.S. But what consequences does that language have? And what’s being left out of the conversation?
Muslim Americans (Pew Research Center) 
Muslims and Islam: Key Findings in the U.S. and Around the World (Pew Research Center) 
What #Resistance Means Now by Frank Abe, February 2, 2017, resisters.com - Japanese American resistance, then and now

Organizations

Local:
City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative 
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law 
Japanese American Citizens League (local) 
Muslim Community Resource Center 
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 
One America

National:
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation
CAIR: Council on Islamic American Relations
Fred T. Korematsu Institute 
Japanese American Citizens League (national)
Muslim Advocates 
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Sikh Coalition 
South Asian Americans Leading Together

This reading list and resource guide was made through the collaboration of the Nisei Veterans Committee, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and Seattle Public Library. Download a printable version here.

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