California: Following Your Friends
In the spring of 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ralph Lazo’s Japanese American friends are told to leave their Los Angeles homes and move to an internment camp for the duration of the war. Ralph, who is Mexican American, decides to protest the policy by joining Manzanar and remaining with his friends. There he not only sees the uncomfortable conditions of the camp, but he meets some incredible people.
Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.