Citizen 13660

Citizen 13660

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by Mine Okubo
     
 

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Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic memoir of life in relocation centers in California and Utah, illuminates this experience with poignant illustrations and witty,

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Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic memoir of life in relocation centers in California and Utah, illuminates this experience with poignant illustrations and witty, candid text. Now available with a new introduction by Christine Hong and in a wide-format artist edition, this graphic novel can reach a new generation of readers and scholars.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Printers Row Journal
This forerunner to the modern graphic memoir is a must read, both for the important - and shameful - period of American history it documents and its poignant beauty.

Foreword Reviews
Originally published in 1946, Citizen 13660 is a documentation of life inside the World War II "relocation centers" for those of Japanese ancestry. This oft-overlooked portion of American history is brought poignantly to life by Okubo’s expressive ink drawings and accompanying text.... Without a doubt, this book should be on required reading lists for high schools across the country.

The Chicago Tribune - Printers Row
This forerunner to the modern graphic memoir is a must read, both for the important - and shameful - period of American history it documents and its poignant beauty.

International Examiner - Chizu Omori
This graphic memoir has a unique place in the literature for its presentation of the experience through the eyes and hands of a great artist. Get a copy and study the drawings. It will come as a revelation for the many who have never seen it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295993546
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
02/26/2014
Series:
Classics of Asian American Literature Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
460,156
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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