Displacement OGN
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Displacement OGN

Writer: Kiku Hughes Artist: Kiku Hughes Publisher: First Second Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 2
9.9Critic Rating
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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.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Sep 13, 2020

    Overall, Displacement is an illuminating and harrowing story that shows the devastating effects of "trauma in the blood" and no matter how many generations have passed. As Shakespeare eloquently eschewed " What's past is prologue" and this important book is the most brilliant and heartfelt exposition of that quote in our modern times. The story by Hughes is fantastical, poignant, and relevant. The art by Hughes is awe-inspiring. Altogether, a story that should bring full circle why the legalization of racial discrimination at any time, is not only deplorable but un-human. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Dec 30, 2020

    This book is a layered and timely graphic novel that I count as one of the best that I've read all year. It is also one that I keep rereading, because I love that the story feels like a coming age tale but one dropped into history of the past. The author is reclaiming parts of herself through her mother, through her grandmother and even her great-grandmother and noting that memories are powerful things, powerful tools to take with us into the future while never forgetting the past and the people we've come from. Read Full Review

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