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4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm | Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

In this graphic novel based on Matt Faulkner’s family history, fourteen year-old Koji lives in San Francisco with his Japanese father and his white mother. Once Pearl Harbor is bombed, with his father stuck in Japan, San Francisco is no longer a great place to be.  When the government comes to take him to a relocation camp his mother won’t let him go alone. In the middle of the desert, Koji’s mother is the only white person held in the camp and Koji himself soon learns that being half white inside is just as hard as being half Japanese outside on the streets of San Francisco.

Reserve Gaijin: American Prisoner of War in the library catalog.

Categories: Teens.

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

In this graphic novel based on Matt Faulkner’s family history, fourteen year-old Koji lives in San Francisco with his Japanese father and his white mother. Once Pearl Harbor is bombed, with his father stuck in Japan, San Francisco is no longer a great place to be.  When the government comes to take him to a relocation camp his mother won’t let him go alone. In the middle of the desert, Koji’s mother is the only white person held in the camp and Koji himself soon learns that being half white inside is just as hard as being half Japanese outside on the streets of San Francisco.

Reserve Gaijin: American Prisoner of War in the library catalog.

Categories: Teens.