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Growing Up Nisei: Boyhood Tales of a Japanese Canadian

Roy Shoichi Kurita
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Description & Details

Living through the Great Depression and World War II was a difficult time for everyone. Growing up Nisei, a second-generation Japanese Canadian, presented additional challenges. Roy Kurita endured discrimination, seizure of property, and had to live as a prisoner of war in Canada, his birth country.

Despite all this, he remained grateful, appreciating the kindness of others. He never said no when asked to help out. He innovated and encouraged those around him.

His positive outlook and perseverance continue to inspire those around him. These are stories from his early life from the streets of Vancouver to his imprisonment as a teen.

Details:

  • Ages: 7-11 years
  • Pages:  78 pages