Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference by Joanne F. Oppenheim - 288 pages
The format of the book makes it conducive to learning. The book opens to a "portrait of the era." Then it moves into a format where each chapter opens to the history of the months it covers, followed by the stories of Miss Breed and the children during the same period. It ends with a follow up on everyone's life. In the latter half of the chapters and the follow-up, many primary sources are included. We can read excerpts from articles Miss Breed wrote on her efforts, letters the children wrote to her, relevant excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's My Day column, and oral history interviews the author conducted. Sadly, none of Miss Breeds letters survived the harsh conditions of the camp.