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Summary

Many know George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu from the Star Trek series, but long before George Takei 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 father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. 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. In this graphic novel Takei shares his story of growing up in these internment camps, as well as the impact it had on his adult life.