The year is 1942 and for 12-year-old Tomi Itano, a second-generation Japanese-American, life is about to change. Tomi loves everything about her home: the strawberries her father grows on their farm, her Girl Scout troop, her Japanese doll, which her grandparents sent her, and the American flag, which her father proudly salutes every day.
|JapaneseAmericansChildrenPledgingAllegiance1942-2 by Photo attributed to Dorothea Lange(w). Via US Library of CongressFarm Security Administration and Office of War Information Collection|
(Library of Congress). CALL NUMBER: LOT 1801
|Posted Japanese American Exclusion Order" by Department of the Interior. War Relocation Authority|
This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 536017.
|Bainbridge Island (Wash.) evacuation -- Group of young evacuees wave from |
special train as it leaves Seattle with Island evacuees, March 30, 1942
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