Publication date: September 1st, 2020
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Diversity tags: own-voices, Japanese American
“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.
About the Author
Traci Chee is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reader Trilogy and We Are Not Free (HMH, September 2020). An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at egg painting, bonsai gardening, and hosting game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast dog.
About the Tour
This tour is open for book bloggers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It’s open to both US-based and international readers, with priority given to those who identify as Japanese American, Japanese, and Asian-American. The official hashtag for the tour will be #WeAreNotFreeTour.
The tour will run from August 30th to September 5th. Although we prefer reviews, we can also arrange author interviews, and any other creative content you can come up with.
Both digital (Intl.) and physical review copies will be available. The selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. Also, the CP Tours Twitter and Instagram accounts will announce when all the confirmation emails have been sent out! If you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments below or email coloredpagestours@gmail [dot]com