Courageous Footsteps is a Young Adult historical novel about two teenagers, Yasu and Haro Sakamoto, who, along with their family, are imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Surrounded by barbwire fences, Yasu and her brother struggle to make sense out of their young lives. They long to return to the life they enjoyed in Glenville, California, but instead are forced to endure hardships and make choices that will change their lives forever.
“An Amazing and Unforgettable Story”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Ann
What an amazing story! That it is told by 15 year-old Yasu is even more poignant.
“This can’t be true.” “How is this possible?” These words will not leave my thoughts and my heart anytime soon. They are compelling me to think outside of my comfortable and privileged life about so many people–past, present, and future–and the courage and strength it must take to live every day in the throws of injustice, hardship, and loss. This book is more than a good read. It is a great book for discussion and for action.
About the Author
DIANE DETTMANN is the author of Twenty-Eight Snow Angels A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal. She is also the co-author of Miriam Daughter of Finnish Immigrants and a contributing author for the national Women’s Voices for Change organization in New York City.
Books available at VALLEY BOOKSELLER in Stillwater, MN, CHAPTER2BOOKS in Hudson, WI, various independent bookstores and online bookstores.