Up Asian in America
By Clifford I. Uyeda.
is a longtime activist and leader in the Japanese American community.
In SUSPENDED, he reflects upon his coming of age during the
tumultuous years before and during WWII. Part meditation on
the problems of race, part declaration for healing and understanding,
SUSPENDED is a thoughtful and moving account of one man's struggle
to find a place in America.
this personal account of his early years, Clifford Uyeda presents
an authentic portrait of growing up Nisei in the 1930s and
1940s. His recollections are candid, insightful and reveal
the dilemma many Nisei faced during this difficult time."
- James Hirabayashi, Ph.D.
$14.95, 247 pp.
Rice Cooker's Companion:
American Food and Stories
Edited by Gayle T. Nishikawa with a forward by Evelyn Nakano Glenn
just a cookbook!
Japanese Amerian recipes and reminiscences about food, eating
and celebrations from the pre-war to the present.
from the hearts and homes of Japanese American families
-Generational and regional adaptations
-History and traditions behind Japanese American businesses
in the food industry
$20, 188 pp.
Three Generations, 1890-1990.
by Mei Nakano. Co-published with Mina Press. Historical survey
of Japanese American women through three generations. 256 pp.
pb. ISBN 0-9460-7.
In Swingtime: Japanese Americans In American Popular Music,
by George Yoshida. Anecdotes from musicians and singers inspired
by America’s big band sound.
149 photos, 300 pp. ISBN 1-881506-08-8.
Process: Americans of Japanese Ancestry and the United Sates
An easy to follow chronology of American concentration camps
with full page photographs..Special sections on Constitutional
issues. 112pp. Revised version. 1995. ISBN 1-551506-04-5.
Pacific War and Peace: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Military
Intelligence Service, 1941 -1952.
Summary of the
Nisei MISers role in the Pacific Theatre with rare photos. 95
Bill of Rights and the Japanese American World War II Experience.
teacher’s guide on the eviction and incarceration experience.
96 pp. Grades 4 to 12.
by Michi Weglyn. a detailed account of
government documents revealing the government’s reasoning behind
America’s concentration camps. ISBN 0-688-07996-2.
by Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee. A Japanese American boy learns to
play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an
internment camp. ISBN 1-880000-19-9.
pb, $15.95 hb.
Peace: The Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Historical overview with time line, oral histories, and classroom
activities on peace making and the ethics of war. 1995. 48pp.
grades 4 to 12. ISBN 1-881506-07-X.
by Sharon Yamato. Preserving the barracks of America’s concentration
camps. ISBN 98-96167.
American Oral History Guide.
Step by step guide to oral history interviews. Preparation, interviews,
and transcriptions are described in detail with Japanese American
subjects in mind. 21pp. ISBN 11-881506-01-0.
Nisei Soldier: Historical Essays on WWII and the Korean War
By Col. Edwin M. Nakasone
essays by a professor of Asian American history, who witnessed
the attack on Pearl Harbor and is a retired U.S. Army colonel
who served with the occupation force of Japan, chronicles
the exploits of these brave soldiers as they fought for their
country despite being distrusted and incarcerated and otherwise
deprived of their civil rights by the US government.
Voices Japanese American Students of the 1930sThen &
By Joyce Hirohata & Paul T. Hirohata, ed.
Voices celebrates the lives of the first Japanese American
valedictorians of public schools in the 1930s. Through interviews
with the students, 160 images and 50 graduation speeches,
Nisei Voices creates a collage of the students' lives and
lends a powerful, personal perspective of Japanese Americans
before, during and
after World War II, and the decades that followed.
recommended addition to your list, particularly if you have
parents, grandparents or friends from that generation."Les
Hata and John Handa, Co-Chairs of the San Francisco JACL
Softbound, 288 pages, 160 black and white photographs, ISBN