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Fish for Jimmy
Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp
by Katie Yamasaki
Katie Yamasaki, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 1/2 x 9 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423750 | 01-15-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: World War II, Asian American Interest, Family & Relationships, Determination
Recommendations: A, C, H, K, PW, SLJ


CCSS:
1: RL.4, 6
2: RL.1, 3, 6, SL.2, W.8
3: RI.7, RL.1-3, 6-7, SL.2, W.2, 7, 8
4: RL.1, 3, 6, W.2, 7, 8
5: W.2, 7, 8

About the Book

For two boys in a Japanese-American family, everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp, Jimmy loses his appetite. Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and, night after night, sneaks out of the camp, and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong again.

This affecting tale of courage and love is an adaptation of the author's true family story.

THE REVIEWS ARE IN

"A dramatic, visual feast."—The New York Times

"Appreciated by young children, middle school students learning more about internement camps, and anyone interested in how art can explore emotion."—School Library Journal


For a Q&A with the author, click here!

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FISH FOR JIMMY: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp
Activities connecting the Common Core State Standards to Literature/Language Arts, Art, Research. Extensive online resources included.