Reviews and features


Fifth Estate, Fall 2022
“U.S. Concentration Camps Illustrated”

review by David Lester, page 1 and page 2

Book Riot logoBook Riot, October 6, 2022
10 Fascinating Graphic Nonfiction Books For Curious Minds,”
review by Isabelle Popp

Post Alley logoPost Alley, July 24, 2022
We Hereby Refuse:
The Japanese American Incarceration

review/interview by Mike James

No Flying, No Tights logoNo Flying, No Tights, June 23, 2022
We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration,
review by Jerry Dear, San Francisco Public Library

The MThe Mary Sue logoary Sue, February 19, 2022
6+ Books, Graphic Novels That Spotlight the Generational Trauma of Japanese American Internment,
review by Alyssa Shotwell

AAJA logoAAJA Defined, February 18, 2022
We Hereby Refuse to forget
the incarceration of Japanese Americans

feature by Yi-Shen Loo

KCBS Radio logoKCBS Radio, San Francisco
February 14, 2022
The Bay Area recognizes the internment of Japanese Americans over the weekend,”
interview by Jennifer Hodges

KCBS Radio logoVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
February 9, 2022
Author to share stories of resistance on Day of Remembrance,”
interview by Leslie Brown

Washington Game Changers logoWashington Game Changers podcast
January 28, 2022
Frank Abe, longtime advocate for Japanese Americans, on the Day of Remembrance and We Hereby Refuse,”
interview by Lauri Hennessey

logoYoung Adult Library Services Association, December 16, 2021
Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2022) Featured Review,” review by Shaira Rock

North American Post logoNorth American Post, November 14, 2021
Frank Abe’s Search for an Authentic History,” interview by Elaine Ikoma Ko

School LIbrary Journal logo

School Library Journal, September 9, 2021
Nonfiction Graphic Novels Spotlight Microhistories and Overlooked Historical Figures,” review by Brigid Alverson

KIRO7 News logoKIRO7 News, August 20, 2021
Western Washington Gets Real: New graphic novel highlights resistance to Japanese American internment,”
TV feature by Deborah Horne

Seattle Times logoSeattle Times Pacific NW Magazine, August 8, 2021
Seattle Now & Then: King Street Station,
a photo essay and interview by Jean Sherrard

Nichi Bei WeeklyNichi Bei Weekly, July 22, 2021
Graphic novel documents acts of resistance,” review by Martha Nakagawa

Rafu Shimpo logoRafu Shimpo, July 1, 2021
A Potent Introduction to Stories of Resistance,” review by Martha Nakagawa

International Examiner logoInternational Examiner, June 16, 2021
We Hereby Refuse’: The stories of a lasting refusal,” review by Ana Tanaka

Smithsonian Bookdragon logoSmithsonian BookDragon, June 15, 2021
We Hereby Refuse,” Terry Hong’s review for the ALA Booklist, reposted in a more readable format.

The Record with Bill Radke

KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle, June 14, 2021
The Record,” interview with Bill Radke
(third button on the webpage)

Discover NIkkei logoDiscover Nikkei, Los Angeles, June 11, 2021
We Hereby Refuse: The Illustrated Stories of Camp Resistance,” interview by Kyra Karatsu

Seattle Times logoSeattle Times, June 10, 2021
The Washingtonians behind ‘We Hereby Refuse’ take us inside this story of Japanese American resilience,” interview by Rebekah Denn

BooklistBooklist: the book review journal of the American Library Association, June 1 and June 15 double issue, 2021
Graphic Novels: Spotlight on Biography and Memoir,” book review by Terry Hong

Northwest Asian WeeklyNorthwest Asian Weekly, Seattle, June 10, 2021
We Hereby Refuse: Internment camp’s haunting history and humanity,” interview by Andrew Hamlin

Crosscut, Seattle, June 7, 2021
NW comic book chronicles Japanese Americans who fought internment,” feature by Paul Constant

APEX Express radioKPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA, June 3, 2021
Never Again: The Resisters,”
radio interview with Miko Lee & Jalena Keene-Lee

Asian American Curriculum ProjectAsian American Curriculum Project, May 27, 2021
An Interview with Frank Abe,”
interview with Leonard Chan

Seattle Times logoThe Seattle Times,  May 27, 2021
Looking for some great summer reading? Here are 8 page-turners to start, ” book review by Moira Macdonald

Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen

Spectrum News One  May 26, 2021
“Inside the Issues”
cable-TV interview with Alex Cohen

Rafu Shimpo logo

Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, May 18, 2021
BOOKS:  We Hereby Refuse Speaks Truth to Power to Young Readers,” book review by Edward Iwata

South Seattle Emerald logoSouth Seattle Emerald, May 18, 2021
New Graphic Novel Tells Three Stories of Nikkei Resistance to  Wartime Incarceration,
interview by Mark Van Streefkerk

News Tribune mastheadThe News Tribune, Tacoma, May 9, 2021
Tacoma writer’s family history shapes graphic novel on resistance to WWII internment,”
news column by Matt Driscoll

KNKX logoKNKX 88.5 FM, Tacoma, May 8, 2021
A new graphic novel draws parallels between wartime incarceration and modern-day America,”
interview by Kevin Kniestedt

Sacramento Bee, May 4, 2021
Graphic novel shows Sacramento’s Japanese American WWII activists like you’ve never seen,”
Sunday feature by Ashley Wong

North American Post logoNorth American Post, Seattle, July 11, 2019
A flair for the dramatic, interview by Bruce Rutledge with  Frank Abe on development of We Hereby Refuse, the first Day of Remembrance, the fight for No-No Boy, and more.

The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration

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