I would recommend this book to any and all It is the early life of George and ow he survived the relocation camps setup by the US for the Japanese during WW2 In our current era, i see that history is starting to repeating itself. Beautiful A graphic novel can be one of the most effective ways to reach the hearts of the people It draws people into a story in a way that words, even from the heart, may not.I genuinely enjoy reading George Takei s comments on our lives and the world we live in now His sense of humor helps to keep the horror at bay But he also articulates his opinions of the horror, in bright powerful language It is hard to imagine what he survived and now he has drawn it out for us, in vivid style and mesmerizing voice.This is a difficult book and I would let children read it Mine is on Kindle so they won t, but I will certainly buy it in paperback shortly This is an American story They are living it now It was an American internment camp FDR ordered people of Japanese descent put into camps without due process They lost everything, from their homes to their jobs and their freedom Children know what is going on in our country.Takei uses the comic book format to explain this to a younger audience The resonance of my childhood imprisonment is so loud today every headline, every morning It s an endless cycle of one inhumanity, cruelty, injustice, repeated generation after generation And it s got to stop We have to learn our history America is a land that is made up of the desendents of immigrants Washington Post interview with George Takei, published 7 16 19.This is about history and now. Excellent work Deeply moving and informative about US history, released at a time when the same offenses to the US Constitution are currently threatening our democratic principles I knew a fair amount about this period of history already, but learned a great deal about the aftermath of the concentration camps that I did not know Deeply grateful to the gracious Mr Takei for sharing this story of his life and family and to the team who helped him capture his memories and thoughts in this very engaging work. Happy book birthday to They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker.This graphic novel was sitting at my door today when I got home, and I read it in two hours.They Called Us Enemy is a memoir that tells the story of George Takei known for his groundbreaking role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek as well as his activism for social justice and his family s imprisonment in two different internment camps during World War II Jumping between the present day and WWII,this is a text that belongs in all school and classroom libraries Honestly, though, if you know a middle grade high school reader with an interest in WWII or social justice, they d like this book I was mesmerized by this story Tears definitely fell from my eyes, and I couldn t put it down until I reached the end I love that it is written as a graphic novel and adds another access point for kids to interact with this chapter of history It also is a wonderful tribute to the Takei family and a haunting and timely reminder of the importance of learning from history s mistakes. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four year old boy to find his own birth country at war with his fathersand their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S government during World War II Experience the forces that shaped an American iconand America itselfin this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.George Takei is known around the world for his founding role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, in the acclaimed television series Star Trek But Takei s story goes where few stories have gone before From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, to becoming one of the country s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, Mashable named Takei the 1 most influential person on Facebook, with 10.4 million likes and 2.8 million followers on Twitter.Justin Eisinger is Editorial Director, Graphic Novels Collections for IDW Publishing, where he has spentthan twelve years immersed in graphic storytelling Following a fateful encounter with March author and Civil Rights pioneer Congressman John Lewis, Eisinger turned his experience adapting television episodes and film towards bringing engaging non fiction stories to readers.Steven Scott has worked regularly in comics since publishing his debut book in 2010, most notably as a publicist His writing has appeared in publications by Archie Comics, Arcana Studios, and Heavy Metal magazine As a blogger columnist he has written for the pop culture sites Forces of Geek, Great Scott Comics, and PopMatters.Harmony Becker is an artist and illustrator She is the creator of the comics Himawari Share, Love Potion, and Anemone and Catharus She is a member of a multicultural family and has spent time living in South Korea and Japan Her work often deals with the theme of the language barrier and how it shapes people and their relationships.