35 pages 1 hour read

George Takei

They Called Us Enemy

Nonfiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Adult | Published in 2019

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Essay Topics


George’s father remains an advocate for American democracy even after his family is imprisoned in internment camps. Do you think you would have been able to do the same? Why or why not?


Why do think Takei chose to present this memoir as a graphic work? Would it have been as effective if it had been text only? Why or why not?


How familiar were you with the Japanese internment camps prior to reading They Called Us Enemy? What surprised you about the story, and why?