In Store - Boise

Elaine Cockrell - Book Signing - Boise

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

During World War II, xenophobia peaks as Japanese Americans are interned in Western US states. George Yano and his mother, sister, and brothers succumb to this fear: they are forced to abandon their farmland in Central Washington and must relocate to a Portland, Oregon assembly center. While the Yanos scrabble for normalcy-pickup baseball games for the boys, homey touches in the family's cramped private quarters-George becomes a recruiter of Japanese ancestry workers for Eastern Oregon's sugar beet fields.

Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702

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