We Are Not Free by Traci Chee audiobook

We Are Not Free

By Traci Chee
Read by Multiple Narrators

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* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK * 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.

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Summary

Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month

Finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK *

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 compelling and transformative story of a tragic period in American history....Each voice is powerful, evoking raw emotions of fear, anger, resentment, uncertainty, grief, pride, and love....An unforgettable must-read.​ Kirkus, STARRED review ★ "Chee is a master storyteller…. Here, she uses her own San Francisco–based Japanese American family's history to inform a blazing and timely indictment of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. Her passion and personal involvement combine with her storytelling talents to create a remarkable and deeply moving account of the incarceration…. [We Are Not Free] should become required curriculum reading on a shameful and relevant chapter in U.S. history.
“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)

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Author

Author Bio: Traci Chee

Author Bio: Traci Chee

Traci Chee is the author of a young adult fantasy trilogy, including The Reader, The Speaker, and The Storyteller. Her works have been shortlisted and nominated for multiple awards and accolades.

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