Fish For Jimmy

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Written and Illustrated by Katie Yamasaki

Fish For Jimmy

About the Book

For two boys in a Japanese-American family, everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp, Jimmy loses his appetite. Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and, night after night, sneaks out of the camp, and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong again.

This affecting tale of courage and love is an adaptation of the author’s true family story.


“Appreciated by young children, middle school students learning more about internment camps, and anyone interested in how art can explore emotion.”
—School Library Journal

“A dramatic, visual feast.”—The New York Times

TARO CATCHING FISH