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The Resource They called us enemy, written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker, (graphic novel)

They called us enemy, written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker, (graphic novel)

Label
They called us enemy
Title
They called us enemy
Statement of responsibility
written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1937-
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Takei, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Eisinger, Justin
  • Scott, Steven
  • Becker, Harmony
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  • Takei, George
  • Takei, George
  • Japanese Americans
  • California
Label
They called us enemy, written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker, (graphic novel)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1057852913
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781603094504
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Label
They called us enemy, written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker, (graphic novel)
Publication
Control code
on1057852913
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781603094504
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations

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