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

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781603094504
  • ISBN: 1603094504
  • ISBN: 9781544440774
  • Physical Description: 204 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Designed and lettered by Gilberto Lazcano."
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Takei, George, 1937- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Takei, George, 1937- > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
California > History > 1850-1950 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Concentration camps > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Evacuation of civilians > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan.
National characteristics, American.
Prisoners of war.
Ethnic relations.
California > History > 20th century.
United States > History > 1933-1945.
United States > Race relations > History.
Takei, George, 1937- > Cartoons and comics.
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.
Takei, George, 1937-
Asian Americans.
World War II.
Concentration Camps > history.
Racism > history.
United States.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Historical comics.
Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.

Available copies

  • 42 of 46 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Bethel Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 46 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library TEEN GN B TAKEI (Text) 34030142868261 Teen Graphic Novel On holds shelf -
Bethel Public Library TEEN GN B TAKEI (BHSREADS) (Text) 34030148184093 Teen Graphic Novel Checked out 07/07/2022
Bethel Public Library TEEN GN B TAKEI (BHS READS) (Text) 34030150557806 Teen Graphic Novel Checked out 07/14/2022
Bethel Public Library TEEN GN B TAKEI (BHS READS) (Text) 34030150557814 Teen Graphic Novel Available -

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