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All God's children All God's children
Eidson, Tom, 1944-
A widowed Quaker woman struggles to raise her sons and keep her land on the frontier. When she befriends and takes in a Japanese American Family, trouble with her neighbors arise.

 

Color of the sea Color of the sea
Hamamura, John.
Separated from his Japanese American family by the internment practices of WW II, martial arts master Sam Hamada is recruited by the US Army for a secret mission in Japan, where he finds himself torn between cultures

 

Obasan Obasan
Kogawa, Joy.
Pearl Harbor changes life in Vancouver for Naomi Nakane when the government takes property from her relatives and interns them.

 

Fire's edge : a novel Fire's edge : a novel
Siporin, Alan.
From award-winning writer and former NPR reporter Alan Siporin, comes a riveting novel of suspense and courage, where people, good and bad , are tested by hate in Oregon's skinhead underworld.

 

Environment and experience : settlement culture in nineteenth-century Oregon Environment and experience : settlement culture in nineteenth-century Oregon
Boag, Peter.
Boag explores the relationship between settlers and the environment, looking at how the settlers' sense of community varied and changed over time.  The author challenges the view of the settler's relationship with nature and the wilderness as a battle rather than a positive experience.

 

Drawing the line : poems Drawing the line : poems
Inada, Lawson Fusao.
A collection by a Japanese-American poet. In A Poet of the High Seas, he writes: "I am a poet of the high seas. / No storm can deny me. / My rhythms ride the wind / Through disasters, tragedies. / I am a poet of the high seas, / The captain of the crew, / A free man of passage, / So all others can join me."

 

The Hood River Issei : an oral history of Japanese settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley The Hood River Issei : an oral history of Japanese settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley
Tamura, Linda, 1949-
Interviews from the 1980s (the youngest Issei interviewed was 82 years old).  Tamura collected oral histories of Japanese who imigrated to the US to settle in the Hood River Valley.  Themes explored include cultural experiences, immigration, settlement, and internment during World War II.

 

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