They called us enemy
(Graphic Novel)

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Graphic Novel
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204 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Accelerated Reader
Level 4.6, 2 Points


"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?"--Provided by publisher.
Beehive Award for young adult graphic novel, 2022

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Takei, G., Eisinger, J., Scott, S. (. a., & Becker, H. (2019). They called us enemy . Top Shelf Productions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

George Takei et al.. 2019. They Called Us Enemy. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

George Takei et al.. They Called Us Enemy Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Takei, George, Justin Eisinger, Steven (Comics author) Scott, and Harmony Becker. They Called Us Enemy Top Shelf Productions, 2019.

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