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George Takei Promotes New Comic Book About Incarceration Camps

Last Sunday, actor George Takei promoted his new graphic novel based on his experience being in an incarceration camp as a Japanese American at The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis. According to WIBC, Takei claims he was a prisoner in his own country.

The former Star Trek actor was only five years old when his family was forced to live in different camps in the states of Arkansas and California. He decided to disclose this dark chapter of his life through a comic book.

“I was absolutely intrigued by (comic books) and I absorbed the information through my pores, and I kept that information as I grew up,” Takei said.

According to IndyStar, the actor felt that a graphic novel would be the best way to reach a young audience.

At the museum, Takei participated in the signing of the new book called, They Called Us Enemy. The story is told from a 5-year old’s perspective as his family spent four years in incarceration camps.

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