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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family

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Masuo Yasui saw America as a land of limitless opportunity. Like countless other immigrants, he put down roots, worked hard, and achieved success. In Oregon's Hood River Valley, Yasui achieved as a businessman, an orchardist, and leader of the Japanese American community. With the wife who came across the seas to join him, he raised sons and daughters who became doctors, lawyers, teachers, and farmers. It should have been a classic tale of the American dream come true. But it wasn't.

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Yasuis' lives changed completely and forever. They, along with all West Coast ethnic Japanese, were forced from their homes with only what they could carry and were interned in vast inland "relocation camps." Masuo was shamed and broken, but the family endured as succeeding generations took up the challenge of finding their identity as Americans. Stubborn Twig is their story — a story at once tragic and triumphant, one that bears eloquent witness to both the promise and the peril of America and the meaning of becoming and being an American.

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Michael Braun Hamilton, May 15, 2008 (view all comments by Michael Braun Hamilton)
Stubborn Twig has been chosen as the book for the Oregon Library Association's Oregon Reads 2009 - a community reads program that will take place in nearly every public library and in every county in Oregon during the state's sesquicentennial, January through April of 2009 - see www.oregonreads2009.org
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452273016
Subtitle:
Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
Author:
Kessler, Lauren
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Yasui, Masuo
Subject:
Japanese Americans -- Oregon -- Social conditions.
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Series Volume:
SB-247
Publication Date:
19941101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6.02 x 0.85 in 0.9 lb

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