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

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Book News Annotation:

Kessler's story of the Yasuis, a Japanese American family interned in a relocation camp during World War II, is an important example of the American experience, reflecting racism, hard work and endurance. Kessler follows the family from its first generation in the US to the descendents living throughout the country today. The text includes discussion questions for reading groups and an interview with Homer Yasui, son of the Yasui patriarch. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Kessler's story of the Yasuis, a Japanese American family interned in a relocation camp during World War II, is an important example of the American experience, reflecting racism, hard work and endurance. Kessler follows the family from its first generation in the US to the descendents living throughout the country today. The text includes discussion questions for reading groups and an interview with Homer Yasui, son of the Yasui patriarch. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In 1903, Masuo Yasui came to America and eventually became a successful orchardist and father of eight children. But the "relocation" of Japanese Americans during World War II caused Yasui to take his own life. The Yasui family opened its records and memories to Lauren Kessler, who writes a social history that rings with truth and drama. Photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780875952963
Subtitle:
Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
Publisher:
Oregon Historical Society Press
Author:
Kessler, Lauren
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
398
Dimensions:
9.05x6.25x.79 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1903, Masuo Yasui came to America and eventually became a successful orchardist and father of eight children. But the "relocation" of Japanese Americans during World War II caused Yasui to take his own life. The Yasui family opened its records and memories to Lauren Kessler, who writes a social history that rings with truth and drama. Photographs.
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