Books In the Middle Podcast

Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai (Historical Fiction Novel in Verse)

March 15, 2020 Tasha Squires
Books In the Middle Podcast
Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai (Historical Fiction Novel in Verse)
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Books In the Middle Podcast
Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai (Historical Fiction Novel in Verse)
Mar 15, 2020
Tasha Squires

Dust of Eden    By Mariko Nagai

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Mina and her family are shocked when they, along with all other people of Japanese ancestry on the West coast, are rounded up, transported in cattle cars and sent to places far away from their homes. They lost everything. Their homes, their businesses, their property. For years, people were forced to live in harsh conditions while the war raged. Mina’s family struggles to stay together, even after her father is taken away as a prisoner. 

Recommended for grades 6 and up. 


Show Notes

Dust of Eden    By Mariko Nagai

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Mina and her family are shocked when they, along with all other people of Japanese ancestry on the West coast, are rounded up, transported in cattle cars and sent to places far away from their homes. They lost everything. Their homes, their businesses, their property. For years, people were forced to live in harsh conditions while the war raged. Mina’s family struggles to stay together, even after her father is taken away as a prisoner. 

Recommended for grades 6 and up.