"This book is an example of excellent oral history, in that it reveals useful historical information not found in traditional written documentation, provides drama and emotion in illustrating the inherent contradictions in Japanese American history during World War II, and depicts the highly personal and collaborative nature of this unique and growing methodology."
"Mr. Takemoto's work gains strength from his journalism experience and from many hours of recorded interview with his parents. . . . Beautifully written this deserves a place in history and/or memoir collections."
-Librarian Judith E. McGowan, University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2007 Edition