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Author: Yoshiko Uchida Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Publisher: Blackstone Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781482983814

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World War II is raging. Yuki and her Japanese-American family are forced from their home in California and imprisoned in a US concentration camp called Topaz. After months of unbearable life in Topaz, Yuki and her family are finally released. They are free, but they are left with nothing. With nowhere to go and no money to get there, the road to rebuilding their lives seems endless. But in the end, it is their unyielding faith and courage that guide them home, reunited and hopeful.

Journey Home is an extraordinary story of one family’s struggle to survive one of the most tragic episodes in US history.

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  • “Emily Woo Zeller narrates with precise diction and a lilting tone. Her character voices are delightful, varying from that of the youthful and optimistic Yuki to that of her cynical male Japanese neighbor…The audiobook manages to be a gentle story of harsh circumstances—war, concentration camps, arson, and prejudice.”

    - AudioFile

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It's a kids book. I read it to see if I could recommend it to my students. I would. I just am too old to enjoy something so simplistic. LOVED Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. :) "

    - Cindy, 9/23/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " yoshiko uchida is a great historical fiction writer. she writes about historical things that are interesting and go with the story well. i enjoy all her books. "

    - Sella, 6/15/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The School Library Journal quote looks accurate to me, but at the same time...I was really fairly bored by these characters. I didn't read the first book, maybe that's why. "

    - Stephanie, 4/10/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Heartbreaking and a little melodramatic, but interesting, particularly for the historical aspects. "

    - earthy, 1/11/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Just as powerful of a read as Journey to Topaz was. This takes place after the main character and her family are released from the Japanese Internment/Concentration camp in Utah. This is one of those events in history that must never be forgotten. Give this book a read. "

    - Mellodi, 1/2/2013

About the Author

Yoshiko Uchida is best known for her Japanese American stories, which are based on her own childhood. She lives in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.