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Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky, by Sandra Dallas

Summary:  After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado. 7 more words

2014-2015 Club

PTJC hosts Professor Masako Iino, Professor Emeritus, Tsuda College Japan

Written by Aya Fujiwara

On 22 September 2014, the Prince Takamado Japan Centre hosted Professor Masako Iino, a past president and Professor emeritus of the Tsuda Collage in Tokyo, Japan, as the first speaker of the Japan Foundation and Japan Studies Association of Canada Lecture series. 709 more words


her blood

My grandma was always proud of me.

Even as I grew old enough to be mildly embarrassed by her fawning affections, every little thing I did seemed to please her immeasurably, lighting her eyes with an otherworldly spark.   1,908 more words


Incommunicado, by Randall Platt

Summary:  When a wealthy Japanese American resort owner in a small, sleepy Oregon coastal town becomes the prime target of an angry mob, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, twelve-year-old Ruby Opal Pearl “Jewels” Stokes comes to his defense.

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2014-2015 Club

Courting Division: How Three Southern California Court Cases Bolstered and Hindered Multiracial Civil Rights Movements

With Barack Obama’s second term inauguration in January and the multiracial coalition assembled for his 2012 victory, observers everywhere hailed America’s new demographics and electoral shifts: increasing numbers of Asian and Latino American voters exerting a national influence. 2,180 more words


A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

A visit to El Monte, California reveals many official signs and markers that harken back to the town’s pioneer past. The local history museum is designed to look like an American West frontier town, complete with wagon wheels and mannequins outfitted in long skirts and bonnets. 4,254 more words