“Best Friends Forever, A World War II Scrapbook” is a tale of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II from both sides of the barbed wire, according to the News Gazette.
The story by Beverly Patt looks at the imprisonment of 110,000 Japanese Americans through the eyes of two young girls.
Dottie Masuoka and Louise Krueger are close friends. Dottie’s family is incarcerated and forced to live behind barbed wire. Dottie entrusts the care of her puppy to Louise.
Louise keeps a scrapbook for Dottie so she’ll have a record of all the things that happened back home while she was imprisoned.
Dottie writes letters to Louise detailing life living in cramped quarters and losing her home.
You can read more about Best Friends Forever, A World War II Scrapbook in the News Gazette.