They Called Us Enemy
was co-written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and was illustrated by Harmony Becker. This edition was published in 2019 by Top Shelf Productions

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


They Called Us Enemy is a graphic novel memoir about the life of George Takei, famously known for his most pivotal role, Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek. In this stirring novel, Takei relives his personal experiences as a young boy during WWII when hundreds of thousands of Japanese American citizens were forcibly detained in internment camps.

This novel was a candid portrayal of the devastating effects of human intolerance, yet it also felt hopeful in such a way that was far-reaching. I thought that Harmony Becker’s illustrations fully captured the raw human emotion of each and every scene from the crushing lows to the elated highs and perfectly brought the story to life.

Rating: 4 out of 5.



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