We are organizing a bookstagram tour for this stunning historical fiction graphic novel, centered around a Japanese-American teen that accidentally travels back in time and learns more about her grandmother and the history of her grandmother’s life in the US Japanese internment camps. We are looking for 10 – 20 hosts for this tour.
As requested by the publisher, we’re prioritizing #OwnVoices content creators who identify as Japanese over all others.
PHYSICAL copies are limited and not guaranteed for all hosts. DIGITAL review copies will be provided to all hosts, including INTL.
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DISPLACEMENT by Kiku Hughes
Published by First Second Books
Releasing on Aug. 18th, 2020
GRAPHIC NOVEL–Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Time Travel
A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother’s experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.
Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.
These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself “stuck” back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.
Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.