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    "description": "A children's book by\n  \n   Sansei\n  \n  author and artist Sheila Hamanaka, published by Orchard Books in 1990.\n  \n   The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism and Renewal\n  \n  is based on a 25-foot mural painted by Hamanaka that mixes the history of Japanese Americans with an emphasis on the American concentration camps of World War II with her own family's experience using a mixture of Japanese iconography, realism and caricature. The book features both close-ups of the mural as well as a panoramic view of all five panels, which are accompanied by the author's text, giving her perspective on history, tradition, and hope. It also includes a preface and afterword reflecting on these themes.",
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    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:The Journey;\nCreators:Sheila Hamanaka;\nInterestLevel:Grades 3-5; Grades 7-8; Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:Grades 3-5;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:1070L;\nTheme:Evils of racism; Expression through art; Power of the past;\nGenre:Picture Book; Children's;\nPoV:Told from perspective of Japanese American artist;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:Yes;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:1900s to 1990s;\nFacility:;\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism and Renewal;\nAuthor:Sheila Hamanaka;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Orchard Books;\nPubDate:1990;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:39;\nAwards:Best Books of 1990,\n   <i>\n    School Library Journal\n   </i>\n   ; Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin 1991; American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, 1992;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.worldcat.org/title/journey-japanese-americans-racism-and-renewal/oclc/20265346\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    https://www.worldcat.org/title/journey-japanese-americans-racism-and-renewal/oclc/20265346\n   </a>\n   ;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  A children's book by\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Sansei\" title=\"Sansei\">\n   Sansei\n  </a>\n  author and artist Sheila Hamanaka, published by Orchard Books in 1990.\n  <i>\n   The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism and Renewal\n  </i>\n  is based on a 25-foot mural painted by Hamanaka that mixes the history of Japanese Americans with an emphasis on the American concentration camps of World War II with her own family's experience using a mixture of Japanese iconography, realism and caricature. The book features both close-ups of the mural as well as a panoramic view of all five panels, which are accompanied by the author's text, giving her perspective on history, tradition, and hope. It also includes a preface and afterword reflecting on these themes.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Author Hamanaka (b. 1949) is an artist who has both illustrated and written and illustrated numerous children's books.\n  <i>\n   The Journey\n  </i>\n  was her first book as an author. Most of her succeeding books tell stories of American ethnic groups and/or of Japan.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Reviewers uniformly praised Hamanaka's artwork and its presentation in the book. John Philbrook in\n  <i>\n   School Library Journal\n  </i>\n  calls the paintings \"beautiful, bold, and moving, covering the public facts yet incorporating a personal touch in a cameo of the artist's siblings,\" while\n  <i>\n   Kirkus Reviews\n  </i>\n  refers to it as \"a complex, elegantly orchestrated blend of realistic portraits, caricatures, and traditional symbols that recalls the social-protest art of the 30's.\"\n  <i>\n   Publishers Weekly\n  </i>\n  calls her \"illustrations of historical details, the symbols from Japanese culture and especially the unforgettable faces are brilliantly executed.\"\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n    [1]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n  While most reviewer also praised the text, calling it \"prose of simple and unique power,\"  \"moving,\" and \"compelling,\" Roger Sutton in\n  <i>\n   The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books\n  </i>\n  calls it \"deliberately didactic\" with text that \"is a relentless condemnation, unfortunately weakened by undocumented controversial statements, ... overstatement, ... and unexplained references....\"\n  <i>\n   Publishers Weekly\n  </i>\n  calls the text \"a confusing amalgam of history, art catalogue description and biography.\"\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n    [2]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n </p>\n <p>\n  <i>\n   School Library Journal\n  </i>\n  named\n  <i>\n   The Journey\n  </i>\n  as one of its best books of 1990 and it won a Jane Addams Children's Book Award in 1991 and an American Book Award in 1992.\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n</div>\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:2422-0!canonical and timestamp 20201114001408 and revision id 29896\n -->\n",
    "moreinfo": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n   For More Information\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   American Book Award website:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://web.archive.org/web/20130313174235/http://bookweb.org/btw/awards/The-American-Book-Awards---Before-Columbus-Foundation.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    https://web.archive.org/web/20130313174235/http://bookweb.org/btw/awards/The-American-Book-Awards---Before-Columbus-Foundation.html\n   </a>\n   .\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Harada, Violet H. \"Breaking the Silence: Sharing the Japanese American Internment Experience with Adolescent Readers.\"\n   <i>\n    Journal of Adolescent &amp; Adult Literacy\n   </i>\n   39.8 (May 1996): 630–37.\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Inagawa, Machiko. \"Japanese American Experiences in Internment Camps during World War II as Represented by Children's and Adolescent Literature.\" Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona, 2007.\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Kay E. Vandergrift, \"A Feminist Perspective on Multicultural Children's Literature in the Middle Years of the Twentieth Century,\"\n   <i>\n    Library Trends\n   </i>\n   41.3 (Winter 1993): 354–77.\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>",
    "reviews": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Reviews\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">\n   Reviews\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   Galda, Lee, and Susan Cox. \"Books for Cross-Cultural Understanding.\"\n   <i>\n    The Reading Teacher\n   </i>\n   , Apr. 1991, 580–87. [\"… a compelling examination of the history of the Japanese people in the United States.\"]\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Jones, Trevelyn, and Luann Toth. \"Best Books of 1990.\"\n   <i>\n    School Library Journal\n   </i>\n   , Dec. 1990, 22. [\"It's a moving personal testimony that results in an affirmation of life, told with dignity and without rancor.\"]\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   <i>\n    Kirkus Reviews\n   </i>\n   , Apr. 1, 1990, 499. [\"This handsome book is not only an excellent introduction to an important, too little known chapter of American history, but a fine lesson in looking at the details and iconography of a work of art.\"]\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Pang, Valerie Ooka, and Carolyn Colvin. \"Struggle and Survival,\" The International Examiner Children's Literary Supplement\n   <i>\n    , Sept. 4, 1991, 8.\n   </i>\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Philbrook, John.\n   <i>\n    School Library Journal\n   </i>\n   , May 1990, 117. [\"There are other books on this subject… but none with the punch and universality of this one.\"]\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Polese, Carolyn. \"War Through Children's Eyes.\"\n   <i>\n    School Library Journal\n   </i>\n   , Apr. 1991, 43–44.\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   <i>\n    Publishers Weekly\n   </i>\n   , Feb. 9, 1990, 64. [\"Though flawed, the work is a dramatic and visually arresting exploration of an important topic.\"]\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Rochman, Hazel. \"The Asian American Experience: Nonfiction.\"\n   <i>\n    Booklist\n   </i>\n   , Nov. 1, 1992, 502–03. [\"Her story is one of prejudice and fierce injustice, personal and official, and she is passionate about what happened to her people.\"]\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Sutton, Roger.\n   <i>\n    Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books\n   </i>\n   , Mar, 1990, 162. [\"While the scenes depicted should not be forgotten, this largely lacks the individual vision that truly lead a reader/viewer to informed empathy, though it is a useful, sometimes striking, introduction to a terrible time.\"]\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>",
    "footnotes": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n   Footnotes\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n   <div class=\"mw-references-wrap\">\n    <ol class=\"references\">\n     <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n      <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n       <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n        ↑\n       </a>\n      </span>\n      <span class=\"reference-text\">\n       John Philbrook,\n       <i>\n        School Library Journal\n       </i>\n       , May 1990, 117;\n       <i>\n        Kirkus Reviews\n       </i>\n       , Apr. 1, 1990, 499, accessed on June 29, 2015 at\n       <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/sheila-hamanaka-2/the-journey-japanese-americans-racism-and-renew/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n        https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/sheila-hamanaka-2/the-journey-japanese-americans-racism-and-renew/\n       </a>\n       ; and\n       <i>\n        Publishers Weekly\n       </i>\n       , Feb. 9, 1990, 64.\n      </span>\n     </li>\n     <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n      <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n       <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n        ↑\n       </a>\n      </span>\n      <span class=\"reference-text\">\n       Philbrook,\n       <i>\n        School Library Journal\n       </i>\n       , 117; Trevelyn Jones and Luann Toth, \"Best Books of 1990,\"\n       <i>\n        School Library Journal\n       </i>\n       , Dec. 1990, 22; Lee Galda, and Susan Cox, \"Books for Cross-Cultural Understanding.\"\n       <i>\n        The Reading Teacher\n       </i>\n       , Apr. 1991, 585; Roger Sutton,\n       <i>\n        The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books\n       </i>\n       , March 1990, 162; and\n       <i>\n        Publishers Weekly\n       </i>\n       , Feb. 9, 1990, 64.\n      </span>\n     </li>\n    </ol>\n   </div>\n  </div>\n  <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20201114001408\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nCPU time usage: 0.087 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.099 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 394/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2523/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 7766/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1907/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 1430/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n  <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%   48.965      1 -total\n 17.62%    8.630      1 Template:RGDatabox-Core\n 14.73%    7.213      1 Template:Reflist\n 14.37%    7.034      1 Template:Databox-Books\n  5.16%    2.529      1 Template:Published\n  5.06%    2.480      1 Template:AuthorByline\n  4.78%    2.343      1 Template:FindAtIA\n  4.33%    2.122      1 Template:publish-rgonly\n-->\n </div>\n</div>",
    "findatia": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Find_in_the_Digital_Library_of_Japanese_American_Incarceration\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Find_in_the_Digital_Library_of_Japanese_American_Incarceration\">\n   Find in the Digital Library of Japanese American Incarceration\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   <b>\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/details/journeyjapanesea00hama\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     The Journey\n    </a>\n   </b>\n  </p>\n  <p style=\"font-size:8pt;line-height:1.5;color: #aaa;\">\n   This item has been made freely available in the\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/details/digital-library-of-japanese-american-incarceration\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Digital Library of Japanese American Incarceration\n   </a>\n   , a collaborative project with\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Internet Archive\n   </a>\n   .\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   <br/>\n   Might also like:\n   <i>\n    <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Home of the Brave (book)/\" title=\"Home of the Brave (book)\">\n     Home of the Brave\n    </a>\n   </i>\n   by Allen Say;\n   <i>\n    <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/So Far from the Sea (book)/\" title=\"So Far from the Sea (book)\">\n     So Far from the Sea\n    </a>\n   </i>\n   by Eve Bunting;\n   <i>\n    <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (book)/\" title=\"A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (book)\">\n     A Place Where Sunflowers Grow\n    </a>\n   </i>\n   by Amy Lee-Tai\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>"
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