Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

Item # 151489.

By Matt Faulkner.

With a white mother and a Japanese father, Koji Miyamoto quickly learns that his home is no longer a welcoming one. Street cars won’t stop for Koji, and his classmates accuse him of being an enemy spy. When a letter arrives from the government notifying him that he must go to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, he and his mother are forced to leave everything they know behind. Once there, Koji soon discovers that being half-white in the internment camp is just as difficult as being half-Japanese in San Francisco.

Koji’s story, based on true events, is brought to life by Matt Faulkner’s graphic novel that reveals Koji struggling to find his place in a tumultuous world—one where he is a prisoner of war in his own country. Ages 8-12 years (or anyone interested in graphic novels!)

Hardbound: 144 pp.

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