In America's Shadow (Hardcover)
Thomas George Books, 9780970982902, 96pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2004
This critically acclaimed and widely used educational resource chronicles the history and experiences of Japanese Americans from immigration to the World War II internment camps. Told through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather, it shows how those in the camps preserved their dignity, sense of family, and American identity. Included is a collection of historic photographs that detail the Japanese American experience.
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Praise For In America's Shadow…
A beautiful contribution to last forever.” PBS
An excellent pictorial and textual introduction to Japanese Americans and how America, a nation of immigrants, benefited from its history of cultural pluralism and came to be what it is today.” James Hirabayashi, professor emeritus, San Francisco State University
Kimberly and Kaleigh Komatsu tell a rich story through photos and words . . . in a way history books cannot, they give a glimpse of the Japanese American experience in the internment camps, showing how those in the camps hung onto their humanity, sense of family and American identity.” Skipping Stones
Period photographs, many from the authors' collection, illustrate the volume and convey the breathtaking landscape . . . as well as the bleak transformation brought about by the war.” Publishers Weekly