CliffsNotes on Houston's Farewell to Manzanar

by Mei Li Robinson

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780822004639
  • ISBN-10: 0822004631
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 01/15/1994
  • Carton Quantity: 80

Also available in:

About the Book
About the Author
  • About the Book
    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature.

    CliffsNotes on Farewell to Manzanar explores the autobiographical childhood memories of the author’s wartime incarceration in a Japanese-American internment camp.

    Following the first-person story of American-born Jeanne Wakatsuki, who was 7 years old when her family was forced into confinement with 10,000 other Asian-Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within a narrative that spans three decades.  Other features that help you figure out this important work include

    • Author background, including coverage of Jeanne’s healing return to Manzanar
    • Introduction to the novel, with historical perspective 
    • Critical essays on style, settings, and themes
    • Character analyses of Jeanne Wakatsuki and her parents
    • Review section that features suggested essay topics

    Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


  • About the Author
  • Excerpts
  • Reviews