We Are Not Free

We Are Not Free

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From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.

Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.

Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.

Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.

In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.

Author: Traci Chee
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.60w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9780358131434
Age Range: 13-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 14
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509938 / We Are Not Free

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 76
School Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 138
Publishers Weekly 07/06/2020
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2020
Shelf Awareness 09/04/2020
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2020 pg. 85
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Traci Chee is a New York Times bestselling author of the YA fantasy trilogy- The Reader, The Speaker, and The Storyteller which were shortlisted and nominated for multiple awards and accolades. In We Are Not Free, Chee changes gears, pulling from her own family history in this stunning and evocative novel, one that resonates so deeply against today's tumultuous political backdrop. Visit her at www.tracichee.com, on Twitter @tracichee and on Facebook and Instagram @TraciCheeAuthor.