The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp
published in 1996


Appropriate age:
Tween/Young Teen (age 12-14)
Reading level:
Grade 6
Genres: History, Nonfiction
Cultures: Americas, Japan, Asia Oceania, United States, Asian American
Subjects: Holiday, History, War, Cats


The diary of a third-grade class of Japanese-American children being held with their families in an internment camp during World War II.