Same Page 2022

We Are Not Free
by Traci Chee

Same Page provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book with their community by an author appearing at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

JMRL invites everyone in Central Virginia to read Traci Chee's We Are Not Free.

Check out the book, for your book club and meet your neighbors at the exciting programs all throughout March.

Same Page is generously funded by the Friends of JMRL.

Do you need free copies of We Are Not Free (while supplies last) for your book group? Do you have any questions? Please email the Same Page team at JMRL.

An Evening With Traci Chee


In partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book, an event with acclaimed author Traci Chee.

This event will be presented live, ticket registration will be announced soon.

About the Book

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For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, her two brothers, her friends, and the other members of the Japanese-American community in southern California, the three months since Pearl Harbor was attacked have become a waking nightmare: attacked, spat on, and abused with no way to retaliate--and now things are about to get worse, their lives forever changed by the mass incarcerations in the relocation camps.

"A beautiful, painful, and necessary work of historical fiction." -Veera Hiranandani, Newbery Honor winning author of The Night Diary"

About the Author

Traci Chee

Traci Chee is a New York Times bestselling author of the YA fantasy trilogy-The Reader, The Speaker, and The Storyteller which were shortlisted and nominated for multiple awards and accolades. In We Are Not Free Chee changes gears, pulling from her own family history in this stunning and evocative novel, one that resonates so deeply against today's tumultuous political backdrop.

Visit her at, on Twitter @tracichee, and on Facebook and Instagram @TraciCheeAuthor.

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