Bluejay in the Desert

By Marlene Shigekawa


This is the story of a Japanese American boy and his family who are interned during World War II. Young Junior doesn't quite understand what the internment is all about but through his eyes we are able to see how it has affected the adults around him. Fortunately for Junior, he has Grandfather and from Grandfather he receives a special message of hope. This picture book introduces children to the history of the Japanese American internment. 36 pages, hardbound with paper jacket; full color illustrations and a brief historical overview of the Japanese American internment.

Illustrated by Isao Kikuchi

 

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