Secret Harvests: A Hidden Story of Separation and the Resilience of a Family Farm (Hardcover)

Secret Harvests: A Hidden Story of Separation and the Resilience of a Family Farm By David Mas Masumoto, Patricia Miye Wakida (Illustrator) Cover Image
$26.00
Available - On our shelves now
1 on hand, as of Sep 28 3:33am
(A STORY WRITTEN WITH THE)

Description


I discover a "lost" aunt, separated from our family due to racism and discrimination against the disabled. She had a mental disability due to childhood meningitis. She was taken away in 1942 when all Japanese Americans were considered the enemy and imprisoned. She then became a "ward" of the state. We believed she had died, but 70 years later found her alive and living a few miles from our family farm. How did she survive? Why was she kept hidden? How did both shame and resilience empower my family to forge forward in a land that did not want them? I am haunted and driven to explore my identity and the meaning of family--especially as farmers tied to the land. I uncover family secrets that bind us to a sense of history buried in the earth that we work and a sense of place that defines us.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781636280776
ISBN-10: 1636280773
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 232
Language: English