Citizen 13660 Topics for Discussion

Miné Okubo
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Who is Mine Okubo's intended audience for this text? What might she want readers to take away from her narrative?

Events and realities of Mine's time in relocation camps are told in an objective, emotionally-detached style. Why might Mine have employed this tone, rather than incorporating her own emotions into the narrative?

What did evacuees do to fight sadness and demoralization?

What do Mine's ever-present ink drawings do for the text? How would the book have been different had no illustrations been included? Why might Mine have included the depiction of herself in all of her drawings?

What sort of traits are exhibited by the evacuees? How do they handle their confinement, their time, their society, their relative lack of the standards of living?

Why is life in the relocation camps harder for the Issei (the native-born Japanese) than Nisei (U.S. born Japanese-Americans...

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