They Called Us Enemy


They Called Us Enemy is a graphic memoir by actor/author/activist George Takei, also written by Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and with artwork by Harmony Becker. In this stunning, award-winning graphic novel, George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentrations camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. (paperback, 2019)

Reviews for They Called Us Enemy:

Winner of the 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature.

“Riveting … Takei has evolved into a increasingly powerful voice for oppressed communities, and Enemy finds him at peak moral clarity – an unflinching force in these divisive times.” – The Washington Post

“A detailed, wrenching account … They Called Us Enemy should prove the most potent introduction for younger readers to this ignoble chapter in our history.” – The New York Times

“Powerful, moving and relevant.” – The Los Angeles Times

“… a testament to hope and tenacity in the face of adversity.” – Publishers Weekly

Other books about the internment of Japanese Americans:

Farewell to Manzanar, a memoir by Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston

Blindsided: The Life and Times of Sam Mihara, a memoir as told to Alexandra Villarreal


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Weight.94 lbs