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Susan Aihoshi

Susan Aihoshi is a third-generation Japanese Canadian who was born in Toronto and continues to live there.  She has degrees in English literature from the University of Toronto.
Torn Apart book cover

Fiction (Juvenile, Chapter book)

Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi

Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2012.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

When Japan attacks Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, everything changes for Mary, who had a happy life with her family in Vancouver. A war of suspicion and prejudice is suddenly waged against Japanese Canadians and they are stripped of their rights, their jobs and their homes. Mary and her sisters are sent to an internment camp, and she fears she may never see her parents again.


Susan Aihoshi personal website

Publisher Scholastic Canada