General description
of the books in this series


A Sample of the text

The Free teacher resource supplement

Sent Away
Japanese-Americans
Hopes and Dreams series


By Tana Reiff

An 80-page reader for

Beginning Readers
Middle School to Adult


Sent Away, reader - $9.50

ISBN 10: 0-86647-423-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-423-8




Sent Away, audio CD - $9.50

ISBN 10: 0-86647-424-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-424-5




Sent Away, reader/CD set - $19.00

ISBN 10: 0-86647-425-0
ISBN 13: 978-086647-425-2






Here is the brief story summary

Sent Away is the story of the Higashis, a Japanese-American family. At New Year’s dinner in 1941, the Higashis celebrated their good life in Northern California, living on their successful strawberry farm and running a boarding house for the farmworkers. They were prosperous and proud to be in America. On December 7, the bombing of Pearl Harbor changed everything. Keiko and her brother Tatsu were American citizens, but they and their parents were sent away to Poston, a Relocation Camp in the Arizona desert for the duration of the WWII. It was dusty, hot, and crowded with poor sanitation. Mrs. Higashi died there. Tatsu joined the U.S. army and was killed fighting for America in Europe. Mr. Higashi helped administer the camp’s co-op, while Keiko studied and kept their tiny living space. After the war, Keiko and her father returned home to California to rebuild their lives.

A Social Studies Lesson Set for ABE Literacy Students by Anita Caref and Emma Meade
that can be adapted for use with other classes and other novels in this series.
This Lesson Set works with "Nobody Knows" and "The Magic Paper."



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