After the U.S. declares war on Japan, persons of Japanese descent come under suspicion. Ten-year-old Fumio along with his parents and three-year-old sister, are forced to leave behind their home, their farm, and the family dog, Flyer, as they are transported under military escort to an internment camp.
Within the harsh conditions of the camps, Fumio learns what it means to endure while discovering a new world of possibility and belonging. Kamada’s novel is one of cultural and familial perseverance, foregrounded by Fumio’s coming of age.
- Historical Fiction
- 12 and up