Monday, January 13, 2014
It was a little difficult to find a reading rhythm since the story was often interrupted by side stories and photo spreads. In terms of the actual narrative, I understand that the focus was on the 100,000 Japanese Americans who were interned during WWII. However, I was disappointed in the allusion to the lack of internment of Italian and German Americans whereas in reality, there were still another 13,000 or so Americans from these backgrounds who were also interned. I liked the description of the legacy of internment, but I expected to read more about democratic actions taken by the Japanese Americans such as the lawsuit Fred Korematsu filed against the United States.
Overall, this is a good introduction to this aspect of WWII and an important reminder of an aspect of our history I'm sure we would rather forget.