They Called Us Enemy

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A 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 love.

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208 pages

Average rating: 8.65

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happeninheidi
Jul 05, 2023
8/10 stars
Y’all, this book. The imprisonment of Japanese Americans is one of the best kept secrets in US history. This graphic autobiography takes readers inside the camp, but from the perspective of a young child. Not too detailed, or horrific (as the author himself says, his parents sheltered him from the many atrocities they faced as best they could), but none the less a worth while read! I’m not a big Star Trek person, but I love George Takei’s activis...read more
E Clou
May 10, 2023
10/10 stars
Even though I knew about the Japanese internment camps, I still found this graphic novel emotionally devastating.
winona_reads
Mar 28, 2023
10/10 stars
every school should have this in their classroom as a PROPER account of history
Loved this
Buying for my kids
AlexCruse
Jan 03, 2023
10/10 stars
Without question, this should be required reading in school. You get the narrative on George Takei's experience intermixed with the history and politics regarding U.S. involvement in WWII.

This piece of our history is glossed over because it does not exude the "ideals" we tend to espouse as they relate to the Second World War. The realities of Japanese Internment should not be brushed over, nor should the parallels to our present day be ignore...read more

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