This book was amazing George s life story is one that will stick with me for a long time These Americans were all brave to experience these internment camps The book does a great job at showing the injustice and the sacrifices before and after the war for many Americans I enjoyed the stories that George remembered of the camp some are funny while others are sad to read , but also the history throughout the book Not only does it depict his years at the internment camp during WWII, but also the fight for justice the decades that followed George s activism is inspiring It is also sad that even to this day, the same types of injustices are happening He mentions it in his book, but it is done very tactfully It is almost as if the United States has never learned from the injustices of the past.
Justice grows out of recognition of ourselves in each other That my liberty depends on you being free, too That history can t be a sword to justify injustice, or a shield against progress but must be a manual for how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past Barack ObamaGeorge Takei was five when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor In They Called Us Enemy Takai described his family s internment in concentration camps for four years his parents fears about where they were being taken, his childish naivet and excitement about their adventures, his aunt and cousin killed in Nagasaki, his family forced to leave concentration camps when leaving was dangerous, and his father , whorefused to shake Eleanor Roosevelt s hand when they later worked for Stevenson s presidential campaign she was a symbol of her husband, who imprisoned their family , Takai described the No No Stunning Graphic Memoir Recounting Actor Author Activist George Takei S Childhood Imprisoned Within American Concentration Camps During World War II Experience The Forces That Shaped An American Icon And America Itself In This Gripping Tale Of Courage, Country, Loyalty, And LoveGeorge 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 [ read Online They Called Us Enemy Ì fantasy-romance PDF ] by George Takei Ì War With His Father S And Their Entire Family Forced From Their Home Into An Uncertain FutureIn , 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 FutureWhat 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 There are moments in a reader teacher s experience when you can see a book getting ready to release and he, she, or they have already begun to pull the ladder texts READING LADDERS by Dr Teri Lesesne that might wrap around the book to come Of course, subject matter, especially historical periods, can create their own sense of ladders Experienced readers, including librarians, reviewers, and classroom library curators, who have read middle grade and young adult for some time can point beyond the novels right to the other graphic novels with which They Called Us Enemy could reside and work in a ladder configuration As one who has read Larry Dane Brimner s VOICES FROM THE CAMPS, I found many of those voices coming back to tell of their accounts while George shared his They Called Us Enemy meets and exceeds expectations for what it might presen I have read only the arc from ALA but this is so powerful I m so glad he chose to tell his story through the format of a graphic novel Like the graphic novel, March, I think this book will reach a wider audience and educate them on some real american history.
Thoughtfully and artfully told, George Takei now shares his story in graphic novel format It s unfortunate to call this timely, but that s what it is As the US is unjustly imprisoning asylum seekers and people who have committed no crime but wanting better for their family, Takei reminds us of a time within a lifetime where people were forcefully incarcerated based on their heritage They Called Us Enemy is very accessible for middle grades and up, and the gentle illustrations bring readers clearly into a not so distant past.
Á They Called Us Enemy Ö OK, I m sure we are tired of hearing that history repeats and repeats itself, but as I read this memoir of George Takei, of his time in the Internment camps that was established by executive order, at the beginning of World War Two, theI see the parallels going on today.
Takai was famous for being Lt Sulu from Star Trek, to a certain generation and as that Meme guy, to a younger generation He was interred, along with his family during WWII, and had to leave by everything behind, except wha they could carry The story is told from his memories as a five year old child, as well, as what he was able to learn from his father, later on, about what really happened.
This is so heartbreaking, not because it happened, long ago, but that it could happen a
I woke up and grabbed this off my nightstand, intending to flip through it a little before getting up and going about my day Instead, I remained sitting up, vaguely aware of my kids coming in and asking for breakfast and me waving a hand at them murmuring something like Sure, whatever you want, only to discover later they d had granola bars and Reece s Pieces as I finished the entire graphic novel in one go But, hey it was worth it, because not only are they on summer vacation, Takei s novel gripped me in the same way Maus and Persepolis have.
I have become a fan of graphic autobiographical novels as I feel the combination of text paired with illustrations can tell a deeply uncomfortable and difficult story in a way that just written words or moving pictures cannot You can see 5 year o George Takei s compelling, heartfelt graphic memoir about his family s experiences during the U.
S government s incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is a must read.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of them citizens or longtime residents, were sent to concentration camps The Takeis spent some time at Santa Anita Racetrack George, at the age of 5, thought sleeping in a smelly stall where a horse had lived was great fun , then they were herded onto a train that took them to a camp in Arkansas where George thought dinosaurs roamed the swamps outside the barbed wire fence Later they were moved to Tule Lake in Northern California Both paren
S government, but this illuminated the situation for me evenIt also helped me reconfirm the belief that being a member of the United States and living under the wonderful ideals it is based on are not exclusive to those with power and should not be exclusionary to any who seek them I stayed up past 2 00am reading this one because it was so fascinating.