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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">books</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Camp Nine</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Coming of age; Evils of racism; Power of wealth; Role of women</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Historical Fiction</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Point-of-View/Protagonist Characteristics</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Told in first person voice of white woman looking back at adolescence</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Geography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Arkansas</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1942–45; 1965</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Rohwer [9] - McGehee, Arkansas</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Camp Nine;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Coming of age; Evils of racism; Power of wealth; Role of women;\nGenre:Historical Fiction;\nPoV:Told in first person voice of white woman looking back at adolescence;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Arkansas;\nChronology:1942–45; 1965;\nFacility:Rohwer [9] - McGehee, Arkansas;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-BooksDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Camp Nine</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Vivienne Schiffer</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">University of Arkansas Press</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2011</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">198</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Awards</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Susannah DeBlack Award, Arkansas Historical Association, 2014</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">WorldCat Link</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/camp-nine-a-novel/oclc/743432294\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/title/camp-nine-a-novel/oclc/743432294</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Camp Nine;\nAuthor:Vivienne Schiffer;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:University of Arkansas Press;\nPubDate:2011;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:198;\nAwards:Susannah DeBlack Award, Arkansas Historical Association, 2014;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/camp-nine-a-novel/oclc/743432294\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/title/camp-nine-a-novel/oclc/743432294</a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Coming of age novel set in and around \"Camp Nine,\" a fictionalized Japanese American concentration camp based on <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Rohwer\" title=\"Rohwer\">Rohwer</a>, narrated by a girl from a prominent white family in the adjacent town whose life is transformed by the camp. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Synopsis\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Synopsis</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Background_and_Historical_Accuracy\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Background and Historical Accuracy</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-4\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Reviews\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Reviews</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-5\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">5</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"Synopsis\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Synopsis\">Synopsis</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>The novel begins in 1965, as an adult Chess Morton, who still lives in Arkansas, awaits the visit of famous blues guitarist David Matsui, whose family she and her mother had known during the war years. As the story begins in the summer of 1942, Chess is twelve years old and lives with her mother, Carrie. Carrie's husband, Walter Morton, Jr., was the only son of Walter Morton, Sr., who more or less runs the entire little town of Rook, Arkansas, but had died of illness a few years back. Carrie, the daughter of poor Italian immigrants, gets on uneasily with her wealthy in-laws. Carrie soon learns that Walter has sold off much of the land that her husband had owned to the U.S. government for what she thinks will be a German POW camp. But as she and Chess see the trains from the West Coast unload, it is apparent that it will be a camp for Japanese Americans.\n</p><p>While the rest of the town tries to ignore the camp, Carrie—who had attended college in California before returning to Arkansas—is drawn to it and soon is teaching art classes there. She drags Chess with her on Saturdays, and Chess soon comes to enjoy her visits as well. Carrie and Chess become close friends with the Matsuis, a family from San Francisco consisting of <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a> parents and two sons, the studious Henry whose plans for college have been interrupted—and whom Chess soon develops a crush on—and the mischievous and rebellious David, two years younger. Carrie also reconnects with an old flame, an army colonel stationed at Camp Shelby who suddenly begins making many visits to Camp Nine. But the Matsui family is soon splintered as father Hiroshi is hauled off to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tule_Lake\" title=\"Tule Lake\">Tule Lake</a> after no-no answers on the \"<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Loyalty_questionnaire\" title=\"Loyalty questionnaire\">loyalty questionnaire</a>,\" Henry volunteers for the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">442nd Regimental Combat Team</a>, and David courts trouble by escaping the camp both to see a local white girl and to learn the blues from a legendary African American musician. Meanwhile, Carrie's efforts to help at the camp and her hiring of <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> workers on her farm set local tongues wagging. As she observes what's going on around her, Chess learns lessons about love, race, and privilege, some of which don't make sense to her until years later.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Background_and_Historical_Accuracy\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Background_and_Historical_Accuracy\">Background and Historical Accuracy</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Author Vivienne Schiffer grew up in the town of Rohwer, Arkansas, in the shadow of the former camp site. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and Tulane Law School, she practiced law in Houston for some twenty-eight years, while raising four children. Meanwhile, her mother, <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Rosalie_Gould\" title=\"Rosalie Gould\">Rosalie Gould</a>, became the mayor of nearby McGehee and emerged as a leading figure in the preservation of the Rohwer site and a keeper of camp related artifacts, particular art objects. Wanting to explore her creative side, Schiffer took a screenwriting course at UCLA, where a professor, Valerie West, encouraged her to write about her family's connection to the Japanese American incarceration story. Though the story of <i>Camp Nine</i> is fictional, Schiffer told Steve Barnes that \"the elements of my family history are in the book.\" Chess is roughly the same age as Gould, and, like Carrie, Gould is the daughter of Italian immigrants who married the son of a local plantation owner. After the publication of <i>Camp Nine</i> by the University of Arkansas Press, Schiffer went on to make a documentary film focusing on Gould and on the aftermath of the incarceration titled <i><a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Relocation,_Arkansas_(film)\" title=\"Relocation, Arkansas (film)\">Relocation, Arkansas</a></i>.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p><p>Though the novel is generally accurate in its depiction of the incarceration, the author takes some historical liberties in at least two occasions. The Matsuis are from San Francisco, an important plot element in that Carrie bonds with them because she had lived near them when she went to college in California. However nearly all Japanese Americans from San Francisco were sent to the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Topaz\" title=\"Topaz\">Topaz</a>, Utah, concentration camp, not to Rohwer. Secondly, Carrie and Chess see Hiroshi Matsui being carried out of the camp in handcuffs for giving \"no-no\" answers to the loyalty questions. While such \"<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/No-no_boys\" title=\"No-no boys\">no-no boys</a>\" were sent to Tule Lake, they were generally sent out as a group and were not handcuffed.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<p>Might also like: <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Bridge_of_Scarlet_Leaves_(book)\" title=\"Bridge of Scarlet Leaves (book)\">Bridge of Scarlet Leaves</a></i> by Kristina McMorris; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The_Floating_World_(book)\" title=\"The Floating World (book)\">The Floating World</a></i> by Cynthia Kadohata; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Tallgrass_(book)\" title=\"Tallgrass (book)\">Tallgrass</a></i> by Sandra Dallas.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Author's website: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.vivienneschiffer.com/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.vivienneschiffer.com/</a>.\n</p><p>Publisher website: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.uapress.com/dd-product/camp-nine/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.uapress.com/dd-product/camp-nine/</a>.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Reviews\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">Reviews</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Axelrod, Laura. <i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-Camp-Nine-by-Vivienne-Schiffer-4030239.php\" rel=\"nofollow\">Seattle Post-Intelligencer</a></i>, Nov. 12, 2012. [\"Schiffer's prose is poetic without being pretentious. Camp Nine is a rewarding and enriching book.\"]\n</p><p>Leber, Michele. <i>Booklist</i>, Nov. 1, 2011, 30. [\"A compelling, vivid account of a shameful episode that should not be forgotten.\"]\n</p><p><i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-55728-972-8\" rel=\"nofollow\">Publishers Weekly</a></i>, Oct. 17, 2011. [\"Schiffer immerses readers in the thick bayou air and community tensions.\"]\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Acknowledgements,\" <i>Camp Nine</i>, v–vi; <i>Barnes and... A Conversation with Vivienne Schiffer</i>, May 15, 2015, Arkansas Educational Television Network, accessed on June 2, 2017 at <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFpRobtUBCE\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFpRobtUBCE</a>.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.128 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.133 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 379/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2487/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 6528/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1314/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2491-0!*!0!!en!5!* and timestamp 20180309150330 and revision id 28098\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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