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They called us enemy

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781603094504

Publication Date: 19 Aug 2019

Subject: Older Graphic novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)

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Star Trek actor and human rights activist George Takei's first-hand account of the United State's relocation and internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II.

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Summary

Star Trek actor and human rights activist George Takei's first-hand account of the United State's relocation and internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II.

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he 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.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalised racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.

What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.

NOTE: Excelsior Award Shortlist 2020

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  • Shortlisted - Excelsior Award - Red (Aged 14 & over) 2020
Category
NF
Subject
Older Graphic novels
Dewey
920
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B & W illustrations throughout
Pub. date
19 Aug 2019
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Import
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9781603094504
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Paperback
Pages
204
Width
165mm
Height
228mm
Weight
432g
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