They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker.

By: Takei, George, 1937- [author.]Contributor(s): Eisinger, Justin [author.] | Scott, Steven (Comics author) [author.] | Becker, Harmony [artist.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 204 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781603094504; 1603094504Subject(s): Takei, George, 1937- -- Comic books, strips, etc | Takei, George, 1937- -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc | Takei, George, 1937- -- Cartoons and comics | Takei, George, 1937- | Takei, George 1940- | Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945) | 1942-1945 | Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc | Actors -- Cartoons and comics | Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Cartoons and comics | World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Cartoons and comics | Japanese -- United States -- History -- Cartoons and comics | Graphic novels | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / LGBT | Japanese Americans | Weltkrieg 1939-1945 | California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Comic books, strips, etcGenre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels. | Graphic novels. | Historical comics. | Autobiographical comics.DDC classification: 940.53/1773 LOC classification: D769.8.A6 | T355 2019Summary: "A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten 'relocation centers', hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?"--Provided by publisher.
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"A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten 'relocation centers', hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?"--Provided by publisher.

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George Hosato Takei was born on April 20, 1937. He is an American actor and author, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. Takei is also a proponent of gay rights and active in state and local politics apart from his continued acting career. He has won several awards and recognition in his work on human rights and Japanese-American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.

Takei enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied architecture. Later he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in theater. He attended the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon in England, and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In Hollywood, he studied acting at the Desilu Workshop.

In 2004, the government of Japan named Asteroid 7307 "Takei" after him. In June 2012, the American Humanist Association gave Takei the LGBT Humanist Award. His book, Oh Myyy! (There Goes The Internet) was released on December 21, 2013 and became a New York Times bestseller in 2014.

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