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Released: 2012-01-10

Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of Japanese Internment by Kimi Cunningham Grant


The poignant story of a Japanese-American woman’s journey through one of the most shameful chapters in American history Sipping tea by the fire, preparing sushifor the family, or indulgently listening to her husband tell the same stories for the hundredth time, Kimi Grant’s grandmother, Obaachan, was a missing link to Kimi’s Japanese heritage, something she had had a mixed relationship with all her life. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, all Kimi ever wanted to do was fit in, spurning traditional Japanese cuisine and her grandfather’s attempts to teach her the language. But there was one part of Obaachan’s life that fascinated and haunted Kimi ever since the age of eleven—her gentle yet proud Obaachan was once a prisoner, along with 112,000 Japanese Americans, for more than five years of her life. Obaachan never spoke of those years, and Kimi’s own mother only spoke of it in whispers. It was a source of haji, or shame. But what really happened to Obaachan, then a young woman, and the thousands of other men, women, and children like her? Obaachan would meet her husband in the camps and watch her mother die there, too. From the turmoil, racism, and paranoia that sprang up after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the terrifying train ride to Heart Mountain, to the false promise of V-J day, Silver Like Dust captures a vital chapter of the Japanese-American experience through the journey of one remarkable woman. Her story is one of thousands, yet is a powerful a testament to the enduring bonds of family and an unusual look at the American dream.
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Author: Kimi Cunningham Gr..Publisher: Pegasus BooksBinding: Kindle EditionLanguage: EnglishPages: 288

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