Thursday Afternoon Read June 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for an in-person book discussion on George Takai's "They Called Us Enemy" We will be meeting on the library's front lawn. Should the weather turn bad, we will hold the meeting virtually on Webex.
About the book: 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 a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government 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.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don't, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era.
Stop by the library, give us a call, or visit our online catalog to place a hold on a copy of the book!