Books about Topaz and stories by Topaz internees and other historians

  • Adachi, Yuriko Jane (compiler). Memories Find Their Voices—Japanese American Experiences During and After World War II. Mercurio Bros. Printing, 2008.
  • Altschul, Craig, ed. Pearls: The Fred Y. Hoshiyama Story. Marshall Jones Co., 2010.
  • Arrington, Leonard J. The Price of Prejudice: The Japanese-American Relocation Center in Utah During World War II. 2nd ed. Topaz Museum, 1997.
  • Bannai, Lorraine K. Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice. University of Washington Press, 2018.
  • Burgard, Timothy Anglin. Great Nature: The Transcendent Landscapes of Chiura Obata. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2000.
  • Cross, John L. Scouting at Topaz, Utah: Central Utah Relocation Center During World War II. Utah National Parks Council. Provo, Utah, 1995.
  • Daniels, Roger. The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War. University Press of Kansas, 2013.
  • Dempster, Brian Komai, ed. From Our Side of the Fence. Kearney Street Workshop, 2001.
    —. Making Home From War–Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement. Heyday Books, 2011.
    —. Topaz. Four Way Books, 2013.
  • Fujino, Diane C. Samurai Among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life. University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
  • Hamamoto, Darryl Y., ed. Blossoms in the Desert—Topaz High School Class of 1945. Giant Horse Printing Co., 2003.
  • Hathaway, Heather. That Damned Fence: The Literature of the Japanese American Prison Camps. Oxford University Press, 2022.
  • Hibi, Hisako and Ibuki H. Lee. Peaceful Painter: Memoirs of an Issei Woman Artist. Heyday Books, 2004.
  • Hill, Kimi Kodani. Topaz Moon: Art of the Internment. Heyday Books, 2000.
  • Irons, Peter, ed. Justice Delayed: The Record of the Japanese American Internment Cases. Wesleyan University Press, 1989.
    —. Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases. University of California Press, 1993.
  • Ivey, Linda L. and Kevin W. Kaatz. Citizen Internees: A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Camps. Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-Clio, LLC, 2017.
  • Johnston, Christine Toy. From Topaz to Peace Plaza. NoPassport Press, 2023.
  • Kenney, Karen Latchana and Melissa York. Korematsu vs. the United States—Japanese American Internment Camps (Landmark Supreme Court Cases). Essential Library, 2012.
  • Kitano, Harry H. L. Japanese Americans: The Evolution of a Subculture. Prentice Hall, Inc., 1969.
    —. Generations and Identity: The Japanese American. Ginn Press, 1993.
  • Kitashima, Tsukayo “Sox” and Joy K. Morimoto. Birth of an Activist: The Sox Kitashima Story. Asian American Curriculum Project Inc., 2003.
  • Kiyota, Minoru. Beyond Loyalty—The Story of a Kibei. University of Hawaii Press, 1997.
  • Maki, Mitchell T., Harry H. L. Kitano and S. Megan Berthold. Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress. University of Illinois Press, 1999.
  • Mar, Toni (Preface). Chiura Obata: A California Journey. The Oakland Museum, 1977.
  • Mori, Toshio. Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori. Heyday Books, 2000.
    —. Yokohama, California. University of Washington Press; rev. ed., 2015.
    —. The Chauvinist and Other Stories. Modern Times Publishing, 2022.
  • Obata, Chiura (Artist), Janice T. Driesbach and Susan Landauer (Contributors). Chiura Obata’s Yosemite: The Art and Letters of Chiura Obata from His Trip to the High Sierra in 1927. Yosemite Conservancy; illus. ed., 1993.
  • Okubo, Miné. Citizen 13660. University of Washington Press; rev. ed., 2014.
  • Otsuka, Julie. When the Emperor Was Divine. Anchor Books A Division of Random House Inc., 2003.
  • Richardson, Susan B., ed. I Call to Remembrance: Toyo Suyemotoés Years of Internment. Rutgers University Press, 2007.
  • Robinson, Greg and Elena Tajima Creef, eds. Miné Okubo: Following Her Own Road. University of Washington Press, 2008.
  • Sasaki, Ruth A. The Loom and Other Stories. Graywolf Press, 1991.
  • Taylor, Sandra C. Jewel of the Desert: Japanese American Internment at Topaz. University of California Press, 1991.
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. Desert Exile—The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family. University of Washington Press, 1982.
    —. Picture Bride. University of Washington Press, 1987.
  • Wang, ShiPu. Chiura Obata: An American Modern. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California Santa Barbara in assoc. with the University of California Press, 2018.
    —, ed. Pictures of Belonging: Miki Hayakawa, Hisako Hibi and Miné Okubo. Japanese American National Museum in assoc. with the University of California Press, 2023.
  • yamada, gayle k. and Dianne Fukami. Building A Community—The Story of Japanese Americans in San Mateo County. Asian American Curriculum Project, Inc., 1997.
  • Yamashita, Karen Tei. Letters to Memory. Coffee House Press, 2017.
  • Yoshida, George. Reminiscing in Swingtime: Japanese Americans in Popular Music, 1925 – 1960. National Japanese American Historical Society, 1997.

Recommended for Young Readers

  • Atkins, Laura and Stan Yogi. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. Heyday Books, 2017. (Children/Young Adult)
  • Chandler, Annupam, Mudhavi and Angelia Loi. Fred Korematsu: All American Hero. Carolina Academic Press, 2011. (Graphic novel; Children/Young Adult)
  • Chee, Traci. We Are Not Free. Clarion Books, Reprint ed., 2022. (Young Adult)
  • Chin, Steven A. and David Tamura (illus.). When Justice Failed: The Fred Korematsu Story. Steck-Vaughn
  • Publishers, 1993. (Children)
  • Ferrin, Josh and Tres Ferrin. Blitz Kids: The Cinderella Story of the 1944 University of Utah National Championship Basketball Team. Gibbs Smith, 2012. (Young Adult)
  • Hughes, Kiku. Displacement. FirstSecond (illus. edition), 2020. (Graphic novel; Young Adult)
  • Kamei, Susan H. When Can We Go Back to America? Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2021. (Children/Young Adult)
  • Kitano, Harry H. L. The Japanese Americans. Chelsea House, 2nd ed., 1987. (Young Adult)
  • Lee-Tai, Amy and Felicia Hoshino (illus.). A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. Childrens Book Press, An Imprint of Lee & Low Books, 2006. (Picture book; Children)
  • Tunnell, Michael O. and George W. Chilcoat. The Children of Topaz–The Story of a Japanese American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary. Revised Color Edition Charlesbridge, 2011. (Children)
    —. Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids Behind Barbed Wire. Charlesbridge, 2020. (Children)
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. Journey to Topaz–The Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation. Heyday Books, 1971. (Children)
    —. The Bracelet. Putnam & Grosset Group, 1976. (Children)
    —. Journey Home. Aladdin Paperbacks, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, 1978. (Children)
    —. The Invisible Thread. Julian Messner, Simon & Schuster, 1991. (Children)
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