Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed A Japanese American Community
By David A. Neiwert.
This tells a moving tale of the creation and destruction of Bellevue, Washington, a Japanese immigrant community renowned for its strawberry farms. Combining compelling storytelling, interviews, and newly uncovered documents, Neiwert weaves together the community’s history and the racist schemes that prevented the immigrants from reclaiming their land after the war.
Hardbound: 288 pp.