|We Read Diverse Books : They Called Us Enemy|
Event Type: Virtual|
Age Group(s): Teen/Tween
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Ages 13-18. We will be reading and discussing the graphic novel, "They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei, Justin EisingerLibrary: Virtual Programs
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.
We Read Diverse Books is a book club for teens [thirteen and up] who want to read social justice-based stories from and about underrepresented voices. We will be reading a variety of formats, including fiction, graphic novels, and non-fiction.
Contact: Martha Cannon