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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