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They Called Us Enemy - George Takei

"They Called Us Enemy" is an illustrated memoir that George Takei co-wrote with Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker. The story provides a window into the Japanese internment camps of World War II through the eyes of Takei and his family. It offers Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. 

"George Takei's award-winning graphic memoir will offer our students and campus an opportunity to learn more about Japanese American incarceration during World War II," said Greg Eiselein, professor of English and director of K-State First. "It is an incredibly absorbing and emotionally powerful reading experience." 

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They Called Us Enemy book cover with a small boy looking towards the viewer as he is being pulled towards an internment camp and soldier in the background

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