Titolo: Dandelion Through the Crack
Casa editrice: Willow Valley Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: Dandelion Through the Crack: The Sato Family Quest for the American Dream tells of a real Japanese-American family, formed both by ancestry and by the American way of life. We see mother, father, and children, and their challenges over seven decades. There are the extraordinary times of the Depression, wartime emergency, internment in the Poston "relocation" camp in the Arizona desert, oppressive prejudice, and the struggle to recover from near-total loss. But there are also many simple, almost-pastoral moments. The wise fables of the author's father -- tales of his old and new homelands and his haiku poetry -- are interwoven throughout. This is Kiyo Sato's first-person account of the family's struggles and triumphs. The result is a work of literary grace, emotional power, and historical and social importance.
L'autore: Kiyo Sato was born in Sacramento, California, in 1923, to Shinji and Tomomi Sato, immigrants from Japan. Her parents established a thriving family farm on a few acres, producing some of the finest strawberries, table grapes, and walnuts in the region. The family attended a local church, and Kiyo and her brothers and sisters went to school at a nearby one-room schoolhouse. Later, she attended Sacramento High School. The family was sent to the Poston internment camp, in Arizona, in May 1942. Kiyo received a B.S. from Hillsdale College and a Master's in Nursing from Western Reserve University. Ms Sato rose to the rank of Captain in the USAF Nurse Corps, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Nisei Post 8985, in Sacramento. She and other post members have given hundreds of talks about their experiences during WWII, the Internment, and civil liberties. During her career as a public health nurse, a school nurse, and a nurse in private practice, Kiyo developed the award-winning Blackbird Vision Screening System for detecting eye problems in young children. She lives in Folsom, California, with her husband, retired USAF Lt. Col. Mal Nunneley.
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