Books on Our Radar: We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
We Are Not Free is the historical YA that may be more timely and apropos than imaginable. You may know Traci Chee from her fantasy series, Sea of Ink and Gold. Jana and I know her as a local author, too! We are thrilled for her upcoming historical story, which is a personal story for Traci. It’s out September 1st – have you preordered yet? Check out the preoder campaign below!
We Are Not Freeby Traci Chee
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
on September 1, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
“All around me, my friends are talking, joking, laughing. Outside is the camp, the barbed wire, the guard towers, the city, the country that hates us.
We are not free.
But we are not alone.”
Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.
Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.
Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.
In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.