Picture Bride has not drawn much critical attention. Uchida is best remembered for her children’s books, which often contain similar subject matter as her one adult novel, which is the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Uchida’s work is often credited with giving visibility to Japanese American internment.
In “Prejudice and Pride: Japanese Americans in the Young Adult Novels of Yoshiko Uchida,” Danton McDiffett comments on themes that run through most of Uchida’s books, including her Picture Bride. McDiffett writes that Uchida, an...
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