Unforgotten Receives an Unforgettable Review!
Delighted to share a recent review of Unforgotten Voices from Heart Mountain:
"This vivid recounting of the World War II incarceration experience comes alive through excerpts from varied primary sources as well as informative author commentary. It reads like a script for a podcast. I’d like to hear the whole volume read aloud—the different voices are distinct, yet they fit together to form a coherent, poignant narrative."
—Sojin Kim, curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage/Asian Pacific American Center
I'm especially pleased that Sojin Kim thinks the book should be not just read but heard. In fact, that should be possible sometime next academic year. That's when the drama department of Chapman University is planning to mount a production using the Unforgotten Voices for a theatrical performance. Stay tuned!
Sojin Kim was a patient and knowledgable resource person I depending on at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) years ago while I was working on Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son.