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Looking Back: Teaching Miné Okubo's Citizen 13660
Amerasia Journal (2004)
  • Noelle Brada-Williams, San Jose State University
In her 1983 preface to Citizen 13660, Miné Okubo writes that she presented a copy of her book to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment during one of the hearings that would later lead to the decision to grant reparations: "I stressed the need for young people from grade school through college to be educated about the evacuation." Since her own time in the camps, as Yamauchi's statement makes clear, Okubo has taken on the role of educating Americans about the internment experience. This essay explores ways of using Okubo's multimedia Citizen 13660 in a variety of classrooms with a focus on the freshman composition and upper division Ethnic Studies or literature course classrooms.
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Noelle Brada-Williams. "Looking Back: Teaching Miné Okubo's Citizen 13660" Amerasia Journal Vol. 30 Iss. 2 (2004) p. 59 - 74 ISSN: 0044-7471
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