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A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds

Sat Nov 18 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Room: 
Moscone West 3014

Sponsored by the NCSS Asia Community

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, social studies faculty member at Punahou School in Honolulu and author of the narrative nonfiction book Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds (Harper, 2016) will discuss how a single family reveals the history of Japanese immigration to the West Coast, the experience of nisei second-generation children born and raised as American citizens, the Pacific War, internment, the home fronts in two countries, the atomic bomb, and lasting peace. Those who cross cultures -- no matter how tumultuous the journey -- are those who bridge them.

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI