Experiencing America Book Club: They Called Us Enemy
What does it mean to live in America now?
What does America look like?
How did we get to be who and where we are?
Let's talk about our lives in America today.
Our book selections, provided by the CT State Library, will be from the Experiencing America collection, made up of adult and young adult books offering perspectives and voices that are intentionally human-centered explorations of identities and systems impacting contemporary America.
In December the group will discuss They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.
"In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.
They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the terrors and small joys of childhood in the shadow of legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s tested faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.
What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins cowriters Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime."—penguinrandomhouse.com
Join us to engage in this monthly multigenerational book discussion for adults and teens.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Clinton Human Rights Committee.
Book available - Register to request.
Books available at HCH Library. Please register to submit a request.