They Called Us Enemy
They Called Us Enemy
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They Called Us Enemy

Written by George Takei Justin Eisinger , and Steven Scott & illustrated by Harmony Becker
Published by Top Shelf Productions
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New York Times Bestseller!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 does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781603094504
    Publication Date
    July 16, 2019
    Page Count
    208
    Words Per Page
    66
    Audience
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    12 - 18 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1603094504
    Lexile® Level
    680L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    2
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    504407
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG+

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