I feel like my knowledge of recent history is lacking. In school, we spent so much time on ancient history, the building of civilizations, that by the time we got to more current history, either we had to breeze through it or the school year was over.
Luckily, we have people around still today who can tell their stories so we don’t forget our history. I’m so thankful for writers like George Takei who are willing to share their past.
They Called Us Enemy is told from the point of view of a child in the Japanese internment camps during WW2.
George’s story was heartbreaking, I had to put this aside a few times because it was hard to read. But, I am so thankful I did.
This is one of those parts of history that we don’t talk about – we don’t teach in schools – and it’s such an important lesson to learn.
If you haven’t already read this graphic novel, definitely pick it up.