Book Review: Tallgrass

TallgrassTallgrass by Sandra Dallas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tallgrass is a fictional story told through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl named Rennie who lives on a farm that is next door to a recently opened Japanese internment camp. The town people's reaction to the camp opening vary widely – some hate all the Japanese and others, like Rennie's father, are open enough to hire them to work on their farms.

This is a work of well-researched, beautifully written historical fiction with a mystery subplot that kept me guessing until the very end. This book examined of the shocking prejudice that existed at that time as well as the societal norms that we would find quaint today. It made for a great book club discussion. I loved it and can't wait to read more of Sandra Dallas's books.

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