Your Call: Taking inspiration from Fred Korematsu’s fight for justice
Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi join us to discuss their new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.
The beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Fred Korematsu and his fight to hold the US government accountable for imprisoning more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry during WWII, the majority of whom were American citizens. What can Korematsu’s story teach us about today’s political climate? How can it encourage us all to stand up for justice?
Laura Atkins, author, teacher, independent children’s book editor, and coauthor of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
Stan Yogi, coauthor of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up and Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California
HeyDay: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
PBS: Of Civil Wrongs And Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
Yutaka Houlette, illustrator