JAMsj/Yu-Ai Kai Book Club

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Aug 20115

535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Discussion will be centered around Kyo Sato's book, Kiyo's Story that won the William Saroyan International Prize for non-fiction in 2008.


Kiyo's father arrived in California determined to plant his roots in the land of opportunity after leaving Japan.  He, his wife, and their nine Amrican-born children labored in the fields together, building a successful farm.  Yet at the outbreak of World War II, Kiyo's family was sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona.  This memoir tells the story of the family's struggle to endure the harsh conditions in camp and to rebuild their lives in the face of lingeing prejudice afte the war.

The book is available at JAMsj.

For additional information: www.jamsj.org


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