Naomi's Road

Naomi's Road

Book - 2005
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First published to critical acclaim in 1986, Naomi's Road is the story of a girl whose Japanese-Canadian family is uprooted during the Second World War. Separated from their parents, Naomi and her brother Stephen are sent to an internment camp in the interior of British Columbia. For the young girl growing up, war only means that she can no longer return to her home in Vancouver, or see her parents. Told from a child's point of view and without a trace of anger or malice, Naomi's Road has been praised as a powerful indictment of the injustice of war and the government's treatment of Japanese-Canadian citizens, both during and well after World War II.

This new edition is based on an expanded version of the story published in Japan. In it, Kogawa brings in more of the extended family and answers the question so often asked by fans of the original book: What happened to Naomi's mother? With a historical note and a new ending, cover, and interior drawings by popular children's illustrator Ruth Ohi, this book will be an absolute must for owners of the original as well as a whole new generation of young readers.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2005
ISBN: 9781550051155
Branch Call Number: J Pbk KOG


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

During WWII, when Naomi's family is forced to leave their Vancouver home, Naomi and her brother are separated from their parents and sent to an internment camp in interior British Columbia. Naomi's spirit and resilience shine through this tale of survival.

Aug 20, 2010

This is a great book and written very well for the young reader. I look forward to being able to read this book to my daughter again! Obasan was a great book and she did a great job capturing some of the child's (Naomi's) view point as a 5 yr old. Wonderful story about the Japanese-Canadians

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