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They called us enemy

Author: George Takei; Justin Eisinger; Steven Scott, (Comics author); Harmony Becker; Gilberto Lazcano
Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Graphic Novel
Autobiography
Young adult works
Nonfiction comics
Historical comics
Fiction
Biographies
Autobiographical comics
History
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Comic
Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoons and comics
Biography
Named Person: George Takei; George Takei; George Takei; George Takei; George Takei; George Takei
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Takei; Justin Eisinger; Steven Scott, (Comics author); Harmony Becker; Gilberto Lazcano
ISBN: 9781603094504 1603094504 9781603094740 1603094741
OCLC Number: 1057852913
Notes: "Designed and lettered by Gilberto Lazcano."
Awards: Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, 2020.
Description: 204 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker.

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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. George 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 war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, 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 future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?"--

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