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AAPI Presents "When the Emperor Was Divine" Author Julie Otsuka

AAPI Presents "When the Emperor Was Divine" Author Julie Otsuka



On Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m., the Asian American pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin (AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin) presents a special virtual event with Julie Otsuka in conversation with Tom Ikeda. Otsuka is the author of the award-winning novel When the Emperor Was Divine, which tells the story about the incarceration of a Japanese American family during World War II. 

 

In this webinar, Otsuka will be interviewed by Tom Ikeda, the founding director of Densho, an online archive and public history organization that has documented stories, since its founding in 1996, about Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII. They will discuss the art of writing the novel itself as well as Otsuka and Ikeda’s family’s experiences in the WWII camps.

 

The program also will focus on how K-12 teachers' professional judgement is being overruled by people who are uncomfortable with dealing with the truthful representation of our nation’s history, particularly when told by authors of color. Asian American history is American History.

 

Learn more and register for the virtual presentation.  Register Here