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They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker.

Takei, George, 1937- (author.). Justin Eisinger, (author.). Scott, Steven, (author.). Becker, Harmony, (artist.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at New Castle Public Library.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lawrence County Federated Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle Public Library YGN Biog. Takei (Text) 31902005360888 NWCM Young Adult Graphic Novels Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781603094504
  • ISBN: 1603094504
  • Physical Description: 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Marietta, Georgia : Top Shelf Productions, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. 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 legalized 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.
Target Audience Note:
GN680L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader IL: MG+; BL: 4.6; AR pts.: 2.0; AR quiz no.: 504407
Subject: Takei, George, 1937- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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