Displacement

Displacement

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.

Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself ""stuck"" back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.

Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.

Title:Displacement
ISBN:9781250193537
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    Displacement Reviews

  • Cristina Monica

    This story, and these illustrations - the entire book, really - took my breath away. I read it in one sitting and there is no chance I could have taken a break from reading it. I didn’t even dare tr...

  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)

    This graphic novel is a great dose of education and enlightenment when it comes to the Japanese Incarceration camps in the 1940’s so if you’re looking to be more aware of this history, I recommend...

  • Emma Rund

    4.5 starsWe don’t learn nearly enough about the atrocity of Japanese internment camps, and because of our collective ignorance, we’re letting it happen all over again to our Muslim and Latinx neig...

  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!

    "Being from the Future meant very little when my education on the past was so limited"Displacement is the first graphic novel I've ever read and I'm so glad I picked it up. I'm actually terrified to r...

  • Chessa

    Absolutely fantastic middle grade graphic novel - a mix of memoir and fiction - that should be required reading for all ages. This is about the power of memory, of sharing stories, generational trauma...

  • Bridget

    I loved this graphic novel. In a time where racist behaviour is being shamed, here is a new take on an old story. During the second World War, Japanese Americans were rounded up and moved to internmen...

  • Jana (HokuGirlReads)

    I thought the author gave a unique and riveting perspective on the internment camps by having Kiku be a modern day teen who has been affected by what we have and have not passed down in our stories an...

  • Sulagna Mondal

    Kiku Hughes' Displacement is a part fiction - part bsed on real life, graphic novel. In Displacement, Kiku Hughes spins her grandmother's struggles in the Japanese internment camps, in a form of time-...

  • Olivia

    DISPLACEMENT is a fascinating graphic novel that transports the main character and the reader to the 1940s internment/incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent and Japanese Americans. Kiku is in ...

  • Cass Moskowitz

    This book left me breathless. I don’t even know how to put into words how beautiful this story was to read. This story, the one of both a granddaughter of an internment camp survivor, and that of th...