The United States’ State Department compiled a list of American books for translation into Japanese as part of a reeducation program in the occupied country. The Long Winter was one of the first titles published. Laura was asked to write a message to Japanese children as a result.
From THE SELECTED LETTERS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson Copyright © 2016 by William Anderson. Reprinted courtesy of Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.