Henry’s Glasses

A Brendan Uegama Picture

During World War II, the Canadian government labeled all Japanese Canadians as enemy aliens. Japanese Canadians living within 100 miles from the coast were sent to internment camps, work camps, and even some to prisoner of war camps.

Henry’s Ghenry's glasses dvdlasses takes place in Tashme, the largest of the internment camps in the year 1945. Henry is an eight-year-old boy with a powerful imagination and possesses a pair of mystical eyeglasses that makes the extraordinary happen. Henry befriends Mr. Yamamoto, an elderly Japanese Canadian man, who is devastated by the internment camp in which they live. Henry knows he might be able to help Mr. Yamamoto see a brighter day by sharing his magical glasses, but the extraordinary is not as easy as it seems.

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