Mine Okubo was one of 110,000 people of Japanese descent-nearly two-thirds of them American citizens - who were rounded up into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, her memoir of life in relocation centers in California and Utah, was first published in 1946, then reissued by University of Washington Press in 1983 with a new Preface by the author....more
Published in 1946, Citizen 136...more
In Tanforan Assembly Center a movement for self government was started by the evacuees, they organized a campaign complete with slogans and rallies to elect an official Center Advisory Council. The election gave the Issei their first chance to vote along with their...more
I think the tone stems from the basic writing of someone who is primarily an artist, but I found it interesting that if the accompanying pictures had not been of sullen, slumped over figures, but rather images of happy-go-lucky folks, much of the text could have been used to make it a piece of pro-internment propaganda.
And actually, it was an admirable account of how the majority of Japanese conducted themselve...more
Anyways, the art and design on this book reminded me more of a kid's picture book than the more classically comic stylings of the others I've been rea...more
Through illustration and text - it portrays what happened during WWII in the US. Strange the stories we are not told until we are old.
While many people can appreciate the objectivity, I wanted to know what she felt.