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Citizen 13660 (Classics of Asian American Literature)

Citizen 13660 (Classics of Asian American Literature)

Current price: $21.95
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
ISBN:
9780295993546
Pages:
240
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Description

Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic memoir of life in relocation centers in California and Utah, illuminates this experience with poignant illustrations and witty, candid text. Now available with a new introduction by Christine Hong and in a wide-format artist edition, this graphic novel can reach a new generation of readers and scholars.

Read more about Mine Okubo in Mine Okubo: Following Her Own Road, edited by Greg Robinson and Elena Tajima Creef. https: //uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295987743/mine-okubo/

About the Author

Miné Okubo(1912 - 2001) was born in California. From 1939 to 1942 she was employed as a Works Progress Administration artist. In 1944 she was hired by Fortune magazine and relocated to New York, where she continued to work as an artist, with solo and group exhibitions at museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.