You might stay home one more summer. You might head to the cabin. You might even mask up and fly somewhere exotic. But wherever you go, be sure to take a book. Our summer fiction section offers more than 30 suggestions for ’tweens, teens and adults, lovers of mysteries, novels or any good story well told.
A group of Bainbridge Island Japanese-Americans under army escort at a Seattle dock where they were entrained for the Manzanar, CA internment camp. Friends and relatives, soon to be "evacuated," bid them farewell. Photograph, March 1942. U6343436ACME/CREDIT: BETTMANN-UPI
Today, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is a well-known part of history. But the hard reality nobody seems to talk about is that this wasn’t some unique, isolated event. Governments were rounding up citizens from enemy countries and locking them inside camps on every corner of the world. This wasn’t something
Seventy years ago, Fumiko Hayashida was a face in the crowd, one of 227 Japanese Americans forced to leave Bainbridge Island during World War II. But as she awaited imprisonment with a baby in her arms, a news photographer took her picture. Hayashida died Sunday in Seattle. She was 103.