The issue of getting volunteers for the militaryShe finally gets to leave the camp when she gets a ob outside it A true story finally gets to leave the camp when she gets a ob outside it A true story a Japanese American family and their interment in a Nevada concentration camp A part of our history that we should all be aware of I picked up this book by accident while looking for AN invisible thread but I m glad I did Even though it s a children s book it took me a surprisingly long time to get through it The beginning was
pretty mundane and almost annoying as you read about a typical American mundane and almost annoying as you read about a typical American in California in the 20sbut once you got 1941 it completely changed Reading a first hand account of an American born child learning to exist in a concentration camp simply for being Japanese is heartbreaking The fact that the government could believe that an entire ethnicity could share a consciousness and deserved to be punished for it is incomprehensible To go even further and to ask those prisoners to fight for the country that enslaved them is even reprehensibleI was surprised to learn how much of a community they were able to create in abominable conditions the attempt to keep school and recreation going amidst all the craziness is commendable And I had no idea Asians were denied the opportunity to become citizens back then it really opens your eyes to the xenophobia that has always existed here The most illuminating thing however is how long it took us to realize we were wrong Too late for Yoshiko s parents to benefit from the apology and reparations but not too late for us to ensure something like this never happens to anyone again It s an important read for anyone who uneuivocally thinks America is infallibly great Our greatness comes from learning from our mistakes not repeating them Perhaps a book Drumpf should reador have Melania read to him A well written and simply stated memoir of a young Japanese American woman s life experience before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor She had all the hopes and dreams that any American girl would have had only to have them snatched away Even her freedom She was five months away from getting her degree in education from the University of California when she was separated from her father and sent with her mother and sister to the first of two internment camps Her spirit strength and perseverance overcame the hurt and prejudice implied by the American government to obtain release from the camp to go east and earn her master s degree and get the respect and life that she should have had all along An eye opening rea. Y looked like the enemy Yoshiko Uchida grew up to be an award winning author This memoir of her childhood gives a personal account of a shameful episode in American histor. .
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Don t read it This book was interesting though after reading it I m not sure I m interesting in looking into reading any of Yoshiko Uchida s fiction She has sort of a distant impersonal way of writing that made it hard to get into her story even though it was fascinating And as terrible as this sounds her autobiography gets much interesting when she relates her experiences living in internment camps This is mainly because in true memoir fashion the first half of the book is very fragmented and non linear But something about the way she writes her story maybe the fact that she doesn t record her emotions or how she feelsthinks about things turned me off Which is weird because her story is about one of the most traumatic things that has happened in American history But it s almost like she was afraid to write how she really felt about the injustice and terribleness of everything that happened instead recording all of the positive things she experienced in internment camp But it is definitely a very interesting read and I learned a lot about this period of history that I hadn t known before I d definitely suggest this to young adults because it gets you interested in learning about history through the eyes of someone who was thereWarnings on a scale of 1 5Violence 1 The author records some of the violent unfair and unjust actions that were done to the Japanese Americans including one instand of an old man being shot in cold blood by one of the internment camp guards but she doesn t go into any detail This book as the title suggests is about realizing and celebrating one s second generation immigrant experience In Yoshiko s case growing up in the Bay Area of California as a normal American girl pre WWII and in time connecting to and valuing her Japanese heritage I found it
INTERESTING ESPECIALLY THE SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITIES THATespecially the supportive communities that families and individuals survive and thriveHer parents born in Japan came to America through their attendance at Doshisha University in Japan and the Uchida family is active in the Japanese Christian community in California with lots of visiting Japanese students guests at family meals Takashi and Iku a businessman and housewife try to keep many Japanese traditions and speaking the language alive for Yoshiko and her older sister Keiko Kay The family makes two trips back to J I originally read this book as a young adult the author and my grandparents knew each other My great grandparents were the Okubos whom the author s family s visited in Livingston before the war My Growing up in California Yoshi knew her family looked different from their neighbors Still she felt like an American But everything changed when America went to war agains. Randmother was always so proud that Yoshiko Uchida wrote books about the experience of being US citizens and placed into concentration camps within their own
country Like the author my grandparents also made the best of it and organized activities schoolsLike the author my grandparents also made the best of it and organized activities schools bookkeeping cooked in the mess hall I still ust can t imagine keeping such a good
Outlook During Such A Horrible And Unjust Experience I Appreciateduring such a horrible and unjust experience I appreciate those that lost so much during this horrible time in our history are speaking out as we all know this could still happen again today in our country Just a fabulous book about the Japanese American experience before and during WWII Highly recommend it as a read aloud book with a preteen In order to discuss it Also love that my great grandparents the Okubos were mentioned I remember meeting the author when I was a young adult and being awed by her grace It is important to read first hand accounts of our history This is one such book that tells of the experiences of being Japanese American during WWII Yoshi is a Japanese American young girl She has an older sister Keiko a mother and a father She grew up in Berkeley California her father working at an import export firmAt the age of 12 she visited Japan but felt somewhat foreign in that country BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) just as she feels foreign in the US She gets along well with the neighbor s children and the neighbors and their parents get along fineShe goes fromunior to senior high graduating from high school early and going on to the University of CaliforniaThe above part takes up a little less than half of the book The rest deals with Pearl Harbor and afterwards One Day Yoshi Goes To day Yoshi goes to at the library comes home and finds her father has been taken by the FBI and there s an FBI agent in the home Her father was taken since he was a businessmenOne thing to keep in mind these people were not charged with any crime at all There was no formal arrest no trial no due process no nothing like that at all involved The people were simply taken and put placesYoshi goes into how the interment process affected her and her family They were housed in a former horse stall at the assembly center and then were shipped to TanforanShe then talks about the life in the camp how schools were set up etc Then they are sent to TopazShe uses the term concentration camps She also talks about the shooting that killed an internee She then talks about worsening conditions in the camp that led to internal violence at the camp which became a hotbed of angry young men basicallyThen she covers. T Japan Along with all the other Japanese Americans on the West Coast Yoshi's family were rounded up and imprisoned in a crowded badly built camp in the desert because the.