New Book Examines Multigenerational Trauma and Activism in a Japanese American Family

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Setsuko’s Secret - Shirley Ann Higuchi
When she was growing up, Shirley Ann Higuchi couldn’t get her mother, Setsuko, to discuss her life at the Heart Mountain concentration camp during World War II. But when Setsuko was dying from cancer, her kids learned that she had quietly dedicated herself to supporting historical preservation efforts at the camp site for years, setting Higuchi on a journey of discovery that she chronicles in her new book, Setsuko’s Secret. AES’s Vince Schleitwiler’s review appeared in the International Examiner’s winter books issue.