Hello Maggie

By Shigeru Yabu

When over 120,000 Japanese Americans were sent to ten different camps during World War II, what happened to people's pets? The majority of people had to give their animals away. There were very few pets in camp because no one knew how long they were to stay in camp.

In this delightful children’s story, Shigeru Yabu tells how, as a young boy living in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, he befriended a magpie, named it Maggie and trained it to talk.  Illustrated by Willie Ito.

 

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