When: Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00pm
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Join us for this online American Stories, Inspiration Today author series event presented by American Ancestors NEHGS in partnership with the Japan Society of Boston and GBH Forum Network. This program, which is also part of the BPL’s Repairing America series, will feature Daniel James Brown, author of Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II, and be moderated by Japanese-American writer, editor, and lecturer Roland Nozomu Kelts.
**From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Boys in the Boat, a gripping World War II saga of patriotism**
An unforgettable chronicle of war-time America, Facing the Mountain portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons. One demonstrated his courage as a resister. The three others volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed fierce courage on the battlefields of France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible in often suicidal missions. Based on deep archival research and extensive family interviews, Brown also tells the story of these soldiers’ parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to imprisonment on U.S. soil. Here, as in The Boys in the Boat, he explores the questions of what “home” means, what makes a team work, and who gets to be a “real American.” Don’t miss the author’s presentation and discussion with Roland Kelts about this powerful new work.