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Stubborn twig : [three generations in the life of a Japanese American family]

Author: Lauren Kessler; Christine Williams
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stubborn Twig is the true story of immigrants making their way in a new land, a moving saga about the promise and perils of America and the meaning of becoming an American. Masuo Yasui arrived in America in 1903 with big dreams and empty pockets. He worked on the railroads, in a cannery, and as a houseboy before settling in Hood River, Oregon, to open a store, raise a large family, and become one of the area's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Yasui family.; Masuo Yasui; Yasui family.; Masuo Yasui
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Kessler; Christine Williams
ISBN: 9781433245978 : 1433245973
OCLC Number: 262681398
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Christine Williams.
Description: 10 sound discs (ca. 78 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Lauren Kessler.

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Stubborn Twig is the true story of immigrants making their way in a new land, a moving saga about the promise and perils of America and the meaning of becoming an American. Masuo Yasui arrived in America in 1903 with big dreams and empty pockets. He worked on the railroads, in a cannery, and as a houseboy before settling in Hood River, Oregon, to open a store, raise a large family, and become one of the area's most successful orchardists. As Masuo broke the color barrier in the local business community, his American-born children broke it in school, scouts, and sports, excelling in most everything they tried. But none of their accomplishments could shield them from the sometimes intense racism that scarred their formative years. December 7, 1941, changed their lives completely and forever. Forced from their homes with only what they could carry and interned in vast inland camps, the family was shamed and broken. But the Yasui family endured, as immigrants have always endured, to claim their place as Americans in a diverse and sometimes troubled society.

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