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This is and isn't all at the same time. It is the story of a Caucasian San Diego Librarian who befriended local Japanese American children during the internment, and it is their stories as well. Yet, it seems like there is so much more to tell about her life and those of the internees. I enjoyed it very much, and thought it well written. I did so want to know more about this extraordinary woman, who certainly risked her job taking on an unpopular position. I think the story was handled well overall. I am glad to see more material, and perhaps, as a Native Son, I am gladdened to see that not all Californians were swept up in anti-Japanese hysteria.
What made the experience of listening to Dear Miss Breed the most enjoyable?
Once the tempo of the book was stable, it became much more enjoyable. the story itself is well written and able give the general experience of the Japanese internment.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Miss breed is the star of this book, but the young children in the camps are the real heroes.
How could the performance have been better?
The pace of reading is very slow and some of the time with a bit over acting. I heard the book at 1.5 times pace.