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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston


Well-known for her 1973 memoir Farewell to Manzanar, which represents her time being a prisoner of a global Battle II-era internment camp for Japanese Us citizens, Houston can be notable on her behalf later on works Beyond Manzanar as well as other Sights of Asian-American Womanhood (1985) and do not Cry, It’s Only Thunder (1984). After graduating from Long Seaside Polytechnic SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, she got into the journalism and sociology applications at San Jose Condition School. In 2002, her bestselling autobiographical function became area of the curriculum at near 9,000 California academic institutions. The youngest of ten kids, she was created in Inglewood, California, to Japanese immigrants Ko and Misa Wakatsuki. Her relationship to her potential Farewell to Manzanar co-author, Adam D. Houston, created children called Joshua, Corinne, and Gabrielle. The 1976 tv movie version of her memoir superstars Japanese American professional Yuki Shimoda.

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Full Name Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Date Of Birth September 26, 1934
Place Of Birth Inglewood, CA
Profession Memoirist
Education San Jose State University
Nationality American
Spouse James D. Houston
Children Gabrielle Houston, Joshua Houston, Corinne Houston Traugott
Parents Ko Wakatsuki, Riku Wakatsuki
Star Sign Libra

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1A Japanese American, she spent WWII at the Manzanar, California internment camp. Her experiences were the basis for her husband's book "Farewell to Manzanar".



Farewell to Manzanar1976TV Movie book / screenplay

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize90 Minute CategoryFarewell to Manzanar (1976)· James D. Houston
· John Korty

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - AdaptationFarewell to Manzanar (1976)· James D. Houston
· John Korty

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