• The author grew up as a second-generation child of Japanese immigrants before World War II.
• She and her family lied in Berkeley, California.
• Though her family was Japanese-American, somehow they were allowed to live in a white neighborhood.
• Even though they lived through the depression, Yoshiko’s family never noticed it because of her father’s job and her parents’ thrift and self-denial.
• In 1906, Dwight Takashi Uchida immigrated to the U.S.
• He first settled in Seattle to help his mother. He found a job working for a Japanese entrepreneur.
• In 1917, Dwight married Iku Umegaki in an arranged marriage.
• They were matched by professors at the Christian university they both attended.
• The Uchida’s were better off than most of their friends, who had trouble surviving and spoke little English.
• Because the Uchidas grew up in poverty, they share what they have with others.
• Yoshiko’s parents...
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