Lenni Reviews: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker

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This graphic novel biography details George Takei’s four years in American Japanese internment camps during WWII.

I read this book with tears in my eyes the entire time. I remember learning about these camps in school and back then I couldn’t imagine people being so backward, paranoid, and inhumane.

But that was middle school me. Thirty-eight year old me has seen the news in 2019.

This book is not easy to read because people suck but much like putting myself through Maus and Irena; it does remind me that humans can also be amazing. I had to opportunity to see Mr. Takei speak about his time in the camps and I’m glad I did. I hope people realize one day, history will look back on us just as we look back now on what we did to the Japanese back then. 5 out of 5.

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BookExpo 2019 Day 1

Here’s the swag I got! 😀

And to cap it off, I got to see George Takei talk about his upcoming graphic memoir!

I’m telling you, it was a complete coincidence I wore one of my Star Trek shirts today.

Considering I deliberately left my rolling suitcase at home, I think I was quite restrained! But let me tell you when the floor opened, one would think someone would get stampeded. People had to be yelled at to just get in a line! It was crazy.

Never get in between book lovers and their free arcs, let me tell you. You may lose a finger!

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