BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6572@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20220514T000000Z DTEND:20220514T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong><span style="color: #c21313\;">FREE</strong>\n\n<a href ="http://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=484d4 1df-0daf-40c3-9e33-0788ee4e17e7">IN PERSON RSVP</a>     <a href="http:/ /9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=4a505cb4-8027 -47ba-9811-4a3ac91da50e">VIRTUAL RSVP</a>\n\nJoin <em>New York Times</em>  bestselling author of <em>The Boys on the Boat</em>\, <strong>Daniel J ames Brown</strong>\, in conversation with <strong>Tom Ikeda</strong>\, E xecutive Director of Densho\, to celebrate the release of the paperback ed ition of his newest book <em>Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanes e American Heroes in World War II</em>.\n\n<em>About the book</em>:\n\nThe y came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and their American homeland. They fac ed bigotry\, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizen s. But within days of the attack on Pearl Harbor\, the FBI was ransacking their houses and locking up their fathers. And within months many would th emselves be living behind barbed wire.\n\nShowcasing Brown’s inimitable narrative skills\, <em>Facing the Mountain</em> is an unforgettable stor y unfolding across war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Brown’s extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research\, the book chronicles the kaleidoscopic jo urneys of four Japanese-American families and their sons—Gordon Hirabaya shi\, Rudy Tokiwa\, Fred Shiosaki\, and Kats Miho. One demonstrated his co urage as a resister. The others volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Te am and displayed fierce courage in the mountains and forests of France\, G ermany\, and Italy where they were tasked with doing the near-impossible.\ n\nBut this is more than a tale of war. Brown also tells the story of thes e soldiers’ parents\, Japanese immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses\, surrender their homes\, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of Gordon Hirabayash i\, one of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up against their gover nment in defense of their Constitutional rights. Whether on battlefields o r in courtrooms\, these were Americans under unprecedented strain\, doing what Americans—at their best—are capable of doing: striving\, resistin g\, rising up\, standing on principle\, laying down their lives\, and endu ring. Brown explores the questions of what home means\, what makes a team succeed\, who gets to be a “real American\,” and what citizens owe the ir country—and vice versa.\n\n<em>Facing the Mountain</em> is available now in hardcover from the <a href="https://janmstore.com/products/facing -the-mountain?_pos=1&amp\;_sid=66ee3c1fd&amp\;_ss=r">JANM Store</a> and w ill be available in paperback in May 2022.\n\n<em>This program is presente d in partnership with Densho.</em>\n SUMMARY:Author Discussion—Facing the Mountain with Daniel James Brown URL:/en/events/2022/05/14/author-discussionfacing-the-mountain-with-daniel/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR