Citizen 13660

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Citizen 13660
Miné Okubo
Date published: 2014
First published: 1946
Pages: 240
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


Miné Okubo was one of more than a hundred thousand people of Japanese descent – nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – who were forced into “protective custody” shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo’s illustrated memoir of life in relocation centers in California and Utah, illuminates this experience with poignant drawings and witty, candid text. This classic in Asian American literature and American history, with a new introduction by Christine Hong, is available for the first time in both a traditional paperback format and an artist’s edition, oversize and in hardcover to better illustrate the innovative artwork as originally envisioned by Okubo.

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