Item # 150604.
American Grit: From a Japanese American Concentration Camp Rises an American War Hero
By John Suzuki.
This book was inspired by the story of Shiro "Kash" Kashino, a man who was incarcerated at Minidoka and later emerged as an American war hero in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army. The author collaborated with Louise Kashino, Kash’s beloved widow, to weave an unforgettable tale of courage, perseverance, and love during a dark chapter in American history.
American Grit is not just Shiro's story but is also a stark reminder of ruinous hardships endured by over 122,000 victims of American concentration camps while celebrating their heroism during and after World War II. The book is a tribute to Shiro, Louise, and all of the heroes of the era whose stories of courage and resilience inspire us to honor the past by educating the future.
Paper: 190 pp