AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: Obasan

Obasan by Joy Kogawa is our choice today for the #Book-A-Day challenge.Author:  Joy Kogawa

Category:  Fiction

Overview:  Kogawa uses the memories of a nurse to look at the Japanese Internment in Canada during WWII.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “The treatment of people of Japanese descent during WWII in Canada was less than ideal.  Told from the perspective of a child, it becomes even more poignant.  A must read.”

Ethan: “Before reading Obasan, I knew very little about the Japanese interment in Canada. Kogawa’s novel better prepared me for a number of college classes on sociology and cultural studies.”


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