Show Me the Way to Go to Home • Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia Kilroy [SIGNED]
Hardcover, 8.5 × 11.5 inches, 144 images, 332 pages, Photography by Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia Kilroy
Texts by Donna K. Nagata, Sandy Sugawara, and Catiana Garcia Kilroy
Poetry by Brandon Shimoda and Christine Kitano
Foreword by Karen Korematsu
Show Me the Way to Go to Home is an immersive, visual journey through the incarceration camps that held 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War 2. Photographers Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia Kilroy tell the story of each camp through original and archival photographs, personal stories, and government documents. It’s a frightening tale of a society that failed to protect its vulnerable.
Each camp’s story is printed on exquisite rice paper which is interwoven with dramatic landscapes. The design captures the multilayered feelings of anger, vulnerability, determination, cultural pride, and shared grief of those who lived in these camps. The book also contains an essay by Dr. Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology at University of Michigan, who has conducted important research on the multigenerational consequences of the race-based incarceration of Japanese Americans. Today’s fragile and disturbing climate of intolerance makes it all the more urgent that this period of our history not be forgotten.