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YA @ Books Inc and The Center Present: Virtual Book Launch with TRACI CHEE

Traci Chee author photo and We Are Not Free cover image

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YA @ Books Inc is excited to partner with Traci Chee and The Japenese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (The Center) to celebrate the Virtual Book Launch of her new critically-acclaimed YA novel, We Are Not Free. Traci will be in conversation with Misa Sugiura, author of This Time Will be Different. All copies of We Are Not Free purchased from Books Inc. will be signed by Traci! Misa will also be providing signed bookplates for This Time will be Different.

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"All around me, my friends are talking, joking, laughing. Outside is the camp, the barbed wire, the guard towers, the city, the country that hates us.

We are not free.

But we are not alone."

From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.

Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.

Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.

Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.

In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:00pm
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We Are Not Free Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358131434
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

This Time Will Be Different Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062473455
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - June 9th, 2020

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