“In a country divided, only together can they survive.”

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, forcing tens of thousands of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry out of their homes and into internment camps isolated in the austere terrain of the American desert.

Kenneth Handa is an adolescent Japanese-American, and has been imprisoned in the Manzanar War Relocation Camp three years since the start of the war. After his father passes away in the camp, Ken decides to escape to find his Caucasian mother. Things become complicated, however, when Ken’s little brother Jo follows him into the back of the camp infirmary truck heading into town (Ken’s means of escape). On their journey home, the boys manage to make a surprising discovery—one they did not expect.

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