Childrenfrom 4to 8 will love this little treasury of Christmas cheer. They can follow a maze to Grandma's house, study a picture to find hidden gifts, solve crossword puzzles, connect the dots, and solve other holiday mysteries. Easy-to-read captions explain each of the 33 puzzles, and solutions appear at the end. The pictures can be colored, too
This book is vastly important. It deals with one of the darkest parts of American history that is so often left untaught and overlooked: the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. This graphic novel tells George Takei’s story of going through that dark time as a child, with the strangeness of growing up in an interment camp, the weight his parents carried for the family, and the deep cultural and personal trauma left behind by the internment-- but also the inspiration this experience gave him to be an activist for change. This book is heavy but oh-so necessary and very moving, and it is truly a very engaging and enthralling read.
(Young Adult Graphic Novel, Ages 12+) - reviewed by Iz