K-State First Book: They Called Us Enemy

This guide provides resources and material related to George Takei's They Called Us Enemy, a memoir of his family's internment during WWII.

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George Takei is Coming to K-State

George Takei is visiting K-state

Where No Story Has Gone Before: An Evening with George Takei

Wednesday, September 27 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM

George Takei, author of the 2023 K-State First Book "They Called Us Enemy", will give a lecture at Kansas State University. The event is free and open to K-State students, faculty and staff. Tickets will be required.

They Called Us Enemy" is an illustrated memoir that Takei co-wrote with Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker. The story provides a window into the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II through the eyes of Takei and his family. It offers Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. 

Takei is a social justice activist, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, New York Times bestselling author and pioneering actor. He has appeared in more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television roles, most famously as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.

Check Out A Copy From The Library

Would you like to check out a copy of They Called Us Enemy from Hale Library or the Salina Library. Click on the Title link next to the book and you'll be taken directly to its page in the catalog.

Righting A Wrong: Japanese Americans and WWII