Description: Flora shares her image of "camp." She thought it was like camping - with tents and fishing
and fun things. She did not understand it was like a prison. They was
very little information given to the children in her community about the camp. Talks about her second pen pal, Frances wrote, who responded very differently to her letters than Reiko's responses.
Description: Flora sent cookies to Reiko, and even though mice had gotten into them, and even though there
was nothing left but crumbs and mouse "droppings," Reiko still ate the crumbs because she had not had
cookies for so long.
Description: Reiko talks about how she did not want it to be known that she was
Japanese so she would write to Hollywood stars and ask for their
autographs and sign her name Virginia. she was very sad and loney and
homesick - and embarrassed to be thought of as Japanese.