We Are Not Free by Traci Chee audiobook

We Are Not Free

By Traci Chee
Read by Multiple Narrators

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9780358131434

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358343165

  • ISBN: 9781094145839

  • ISBN: 9781094145846

Runtime: 10.44 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month

“All around me, my friends are talking, joking, laughing. Outside is the camp, the barbed wire, the guard towers, the city, the country that hates us.
 
We are not free.
 
But we are not alone.” 

From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.
 
Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.
 
Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.
 
Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.
 
In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brilliant and intimate portrayal…Nuanced and unforgettable characters will serve to enlighten readers about this devastating and shameful piece of America’s past.” Veera Hiranandani, Newbery Honor winning author
“The novel may be fiction, but it will be hard for readers not to fall deep into the harsh realities these teens face…Chee’s words are a lot to take in, but necessary and beautiful all the same.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A compelling and transformative story of a tragic period in American history…Each voice is powerful, evoking raw emotions….An unforgettable must-read.​" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[We Are Not Free] should become required curriculum reading on a shameful and relevant chapter in US history.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Traci Chee

Author Bio: Traci Chee

Traci Chee, an all-around word geek, loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts. She studied literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. She is the author of the Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.44
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English