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In the summer of 1941, a Japanese teenager arrived in San Francisco to pursue his dream of studying in America. But, on December 7th, his life changed drastically with the attack on Pearl Harbor. This marvelous memoir recalls a time of vanished innocence and endless possibilities, and provides a valuable corrective to a darker and more prevalent view of America at war. Pho ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by Kodansha
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May 01, 2013 Meaghan rated it really liked it
I happened to see this on a library display of books about civilian life in World War II and picked it up for an idle look at the dust jacket. Then I just HAD to read the book.

Kiyoaki Murata decided he wanted to experience hardships and make a man out of himself, so he went to the United States (far from home, in another country, where he didn't know the language) and vowed he would not return until he had completed a college degree. He settled in with an aunt in California and enrolled in Engli
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