Category Archives: internment

And Just Where Do You Think You’re Going?

My Broken Dolls characters spoke to me loud and clear this week, and here’s what they collectively said: “Oh, no, you don’t. Just where do you think you’re going? You get yourself right back here and listen to us!” You … Continue reading

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Site of Rohwer Internment Camp Gets Grant Money

The KUAR website has announced that Arkansas will receive $400,000 in Federal grant money for its projects devoted to the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II. I visited Rohwer in November, 2009 as part of my research for my novel, … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World After All

It’s a world of laughter A world of tears It’s a world of hopes And a world of fears There’s so much that we share That it’s time we’re aware It’s a small world after all    When I was … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Sachiko Kimura

This is the first of three conversations I will have with the protagonists of my novel, The Red Kimono. The book follows the lives of nine-year old Japanese American, Sachiko Kimura, her seventeen-year old brother, Nobu, and his African-American friend, Terrence Harris, from … Continue reading

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“All of us can’t stay in the [internment] camps until the end of the war. Some of us have to go to the front. Our record on the battlefield will determine when you will return and how you will be … Continue reading

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