They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

Paperback - 2019
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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.
Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2019.
ISBN: 9781603094504
1603094504
Characteristics: 204 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm

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In this outstanding graphic novel, George Takei relates the chilling, real-life account of being detained in a Japanese internment camp for four years with his family as a young child. We see first-hand the despair and injustices that Japanese-Americans endured, as well as their resilience within... Read More »

In this outstanding graphic novel, George Takei relates the chilling, real-life account of being detained in a Japanese internment camp for four years with his family as a young child. We see first-hand the despair and injustices that Japanese-Americans endured, as well as their resilience within... Read More »


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