Two authors will speak on the experiences and legacy of Japanese-American World War II veterans at the California State Military Museum on Saturday, August 17. Tom Graves will lead off the program at 1:00 p.m. with a discussion of Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea, a book which uses portraits and interviews to share the experiences of Japanese American veterans before, during and after the wars
Award-winning local author Kiyo Sato will follow at 2:00 p.m., presenting Kiyo's Story: A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream, a recent printing of Dandelion through the Crack, which tells "the compelling story of starting a family in California, coping during the Depression, being swept off to concentration camps, and ultimately surviving and succeeding despite terrible odds and oppressive prejudice." Kiyo will discuss her wartime internment and later service in the U.S. Air Force.
Books will be available for sale at the program, and both authors will be on hand to sign copies and answer questions.
What: Author talk and signing on Nisei World War II veterans
When: August 17, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: California State Military Museum, 1119 2nd Street
For more info: http://www.militarymuseum.org/ or (916) 854-1900