They Called Us Enemy documents actor (Star Trek), activist, and internet personality George Takei's experiences growing up in the Japanese-American concentration camps during World War II. Told in comics form, this memoir highlights the resiliency of a family during a time when they were persecuted due to their heritage. It also recounts Takei's adult activism in fighting for recognition and reparations for those who were imprisoned.
"This evocative memoir shares stories of the nation’s past, draws heartbreaking parallels to the present, and serves as a cautionary tale for the future. For all readers old enough to understand the importance of our collective history."
School Library Journal - Starred Review
Winner: 2020 Asian Pacific American Literature Award (YA)
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Harmony Becker - Illustrator
Justin Eisinger - Co-Writer
Steven Scott - Co-Writer
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Resource organizations for studying Japanese-American Incarceration during World War II.