They Called Us EnemyeBook - 2019
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RandomLibrarian Aug 01, 2019
George Takei's graphic memoir, "They Called Us Enemy", is powerful. That might seem like a cliche, but I don't know how else to describe his story of growing up in the American concentration camps during WWII, criminalized as a child, along with his parents and siblings, because he was ... Read More »
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Many know George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu from the Star Trek series, but long before George Takei braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. In this graphic novel Takei shares his story of growing up in these internment camps, as well as the impact it had on his adult life.
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"Our democracy is participatory. Existentially it is dependent on people who cherish the shining, highest ideals of our democracy and actively engaging in the political process.”
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