The Pasadena Museum of History presents From Life After Manzanar to Clark and Division: A Conversation between Naomi Hirahara and Heather C. Lindquist on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 7:00pm.
In 2018, authors Naomi Hirahara and Heather Lindquist co-wrote Life After Manzanar, an engaging account of resettlement after people of Japanese ancestry were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II. Life After Manzanar inspired Naomi Hirahara to write Clark and Division, a fiction/mystery novel which tells the story of the Ito family relocating to Chicago after their release from Manzanar detention center only to find out their eldest daughter, Rose, had been killed by a subway train. Both books reveal the struggles in resettlement – giving us a glimpse into the real-life experiences that so many people of Japanese ancestry endured during the 1940s.
Join Naomi and Heather for this one-on-one conversation as they discuss research behind both books, and how non-fiction leads to fiction – Life After Manzanar to the captivating fiction/mystery, Clark and Division.
Please Note: In the interest of everyone’s safety while at the Museum, they are requiring masks and proof of vaccination for entry.