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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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George Takei did a great job with this graphic memoir. He manages to capture both the childhood innocence of his memories as well as the stresses and loss for his family, all wrapped up in the politics of WWII and the politicians of that day.

And sadly, it is much more relevant today than I‘m sure any of us would have ever guessed...which he touches on too at the end.

*Recommend if you enjoyed John Lewis‘s March trilogy

#NFNov
#Nonfiction2019

Addison_Reads I downloaded this from my library yesterday after seeing your posts. I can't wait to read it later today. 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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So much of this falls directly under the “those that don‘t know their history are doomed to repeat it”. How long until the current migrant separations become history book content, and what might we do in the meantime as we once again sanitize our history.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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He did such a great job here showing how people and groups that are marginalized or abused can internalize that, and end up feeling like they somehow deserve it or were unworthy. Which is hard to explain, but so important when trying to discuss empathy and bullying issues.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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This showed up in my twitter feed while I was reading this book today... 😢

Karisa Litsy needs more reaction options than heart for this post. 😥😭😟😱 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Karisa True of all social media platforms...sadly. 3d
GrilledCheeseSamurai I felt horrible double tapping this. I came in here to say that. 👀 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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This part made me tear up a bit today....both his childhood innocence juxtaposed with the children that we now know were separated with no way of reuniting them just upsets me to no end, because they knew exactly what the were doing when they separated them in 2018 with no way to reconnect them.😢

#NFNov
#NonfictionMatters
#Nonfiction2019

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Sounds too familiar to me!

#NFNov
#Nonfiction2019
#NonfictionMatters

Emilymdxn What an important book and it looks really well-dream too. My mum loves George Takei I might buy this for her 4d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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I love George Takei...and this is such an important part of our history, that I firmly believe we are repeating, worse than before, separating kids from their families and adopting them out. 😢

jillrhudy Little George behind the door 😭 4d
Karisa Is the book appropriate for middle schoolers or more geared to adults? 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Karisa I‘ll let you know when I finish it. It‘s rated as a Historical Memior by Goodreads, so I‘m anticipating a wide reading range like John Lewis‘s 4d
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jewright I‘m interested in the age level question too. I can make recommendations to our school library. 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Karisa @jewright just finished, and I‘d say it‘s appropriate for all ages. Most of the story is told through his eyes as a small boy, and I think kids would really relate to that. There‘s a bit about his career at the end as it pertains to spreading awareness of this time in history, and that part..the history part would be best for older middle school kids, especially those who are studying WWII in history. I‘d stack it with John... 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ..Lewis‘s March trilogy or Anne Frank‘s story. And it falls somewhere in between with both his childhood innocent understanding of it at the time, and the more historical significance of it later on. I hope that helps. (edited) 3d
Karisa @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds wonderful! Thank you! I think I'll be looking to get a copy for my classroom. Important story and beautiful format. 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Karisa @jewright I posted a bunch of screen shots so you can both get an idea of the content too. 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Up next for me! I‘m looking forward to this Nonfiction graphic novel!

#NFNov
#NonfictionMatters
#Nonfiction2019

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