I enjoyed this book and can appreciate the author’s desire to document forgotten events and enlighten future generations regarding the ignorant injustices inflicted on Japanese-Americans during World War II. Many of Uchida's books are about Japanese children; however only Journey Home and Journey to Topaz relate the wartime experiences of Japanese-Americans.
Uchida’s book fills a huge need to chronicle the brutal and shameful treatment wreaked upon Japanese-Americans during World War II. Journey Home is a rich and genuine story that presents an insightful peek into a heartbreaking period in our country’s history. Yuki, her family, and her friends will linger in the reader’s mind as very likeable and spirited people. Yoshiko Uchida is the author of numerous books. Other titles written by her include Desert Exile, Journey to Topaz, Picture Bride, A Jar of Dreams, and The Bracelet.