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Moab Museum Book Club: Interpreting Japanese American Incarceration

This year, the Moab Museum presents A Moab Prison Camp: Japanese American Incarceration in Grand County,  introducing the local and national story of Japanese American incarceration during WWII. 

As the Moab Museum shares stories from the Moab Isolation Center at Dalton Wells, they invite the community to deepen our collective understanding of Japanese American incarceration history & help curate a pop-up display by learning stories from Japanese American survivors & descendants. Many firsthand accounts, documentaries, and podcasts share stories from survivors of incarceration and their descendants. Read up - and let the Museum & the Moab community know what you think about these stories by participating in the Interpreting Japanese American Incarceration Book Club.

Back of Beyond is working to make titles from the Book Club's reading list, as well as some other recommendations from Densho, available in store. Check out what we have available for purchase below. 

Learn more about the Moab Museum, A Moab Prison Camp, and the Interpreting Japanese American Incarceration Book Club here


A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of NPR's "Books We Love" of 2021Longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography  Winner of the Christopher Award  “Masterly. An epic story of four Japanese-American families and their sons who volunteered for military service and displayed uncommon he ... Read More about
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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, illuminate ... Read More about
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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls her childhood at a Japanese incarceration camp in this engrossing memoir that has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. This special 50th-anniversary edition features a new cover, a foreword by New York Times bestselling and acc ... Read More about
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George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker
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The New York Times bestselling graphic memoir from actor/author/activist George Takei returns in a deluxe hardcover edition with bonus material! Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. Now with sixteen ... Read More about
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Mariko Nagai
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"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."—Booklist, starred reviewA beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan’s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.Twelve-year-old Natsu and her family live a quiet f ... Read More about
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"No-No Boy has the honor of being among the first of what has become an entire literary canon of Asian American literature," writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword. First published in 1957, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behi ... Read More about
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Yoshiko Uchida
Current price: $12.00
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark work of juvenile fiction. "A haunting reminder of how indignities and dignity can reside side by side." --Terry Tempest Williams This much-loved and widely read classic is the moving story of one girl's struggle to remain brave during the World War II i ... Read More about
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