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Freedom Readers August Pick: No-No Boy by John Okada

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We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, August 20th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes.

This month we will be discussing No-No Boy by John Okada. ""No-No Boy" tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional version of the real-life "no-no boys." Yamada answered "no" twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. Unwilling to pledge himself to the country that interned him and his family, Ichiro earns two years in prison and the hostility of his family and community when he returns home to Seattle"

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