I've done collections of well-reviewed books before that you can buy right now for your shelves. Here's another one, but it's the 2019 edition. These are YA books published in 2019 that have starred reviews, great verdicts, etc. and they are not in a series, so there isn't a large up-front cost to invest in these books.
Unlike superhero or manga titles, these books are not as often picked up by readers, and they will need some selling just like any other book in your library. However, omitting stories like these from your purchase plans would be doing a great disservice to your readers.
Co-written by Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott, illustrated by Harmony Becker
This graphic novel chronicles Takei's experience as a child being taken to an Internment Camp in WW2. Takei's family originally lived in the Losa Angeles area, so his family was initially taken to the staging area at a race track. Here, families were given one horse stall to occupy, usually without four solid walls and with dirt floors. After the camps were completed, Takei's family was moved first to Rohwer, a camp in Arkansas, then relocated to Camp Tule Lake in Northern California. In every place, the Japanese-American families proved their resilience as they tried to make the best of what was happening to them. Many more difficult Executive Orders were passed, like the one calling for Japanese Americans to disavow any loyalties to the Japanese Emperor, along with Executive Orders asking for interred Japanese Americans to serve in the US Military. This entire story is told from the perspective of an adult George giving a lecture in a packed hall.
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