George Omi - American Yellow (College of Marin)

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

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Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Rabih Alameddine - The Angel of History

Joyce Maynard - At Home in the World

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ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

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In conversation with Garrett Omi

The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Minoru Omi's whole life was turned upside down. Racial tensions ran high -- his father, a Japanese immigrant, is questioned by the FBI, and eventually his family is uprooted from their lives in San Francisco, and forcibly relocated to desolate Rohwer, Arkansas. He and his little sister leave behind their school and friends, while their immigrant parents give up their hard-won dry cleaning business. 

Still, though, their family resolve persists -- and even while facing tough times thousands of miles from the city he was born in, Minoru manages to get into trouble with snakes, bullies, and out-of-bounds candy shops, just like any other young boy. Interned or not, he finds a way to thrive. 

Follow the Omi family as they make their way through World War II -- from San Francisco to the internment camp in Arkansas and back again in American Yellow

George Omi lives in Mill Valley, California. He has won awards for his writing, which he only took up after retiring from a successful career as a landscape architect. American Yellow is his debut novel and took first place as Writers Digest Self-Published Life Story of 2017. 

Parking: Free campus parking for the event.

For more information call the ESCOM Volunteer Desk: 415-485-9652

Location: 
College of Marin, Kentfield Library
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904
American Yellow Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781506902227
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Edition Design Publishing - May 19th, 2016

The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Minoru Omi's whole life was turned upside down. Racial tensions ran high -- his father, a Japanese immigrant, is questioned by the FBI, and eventually his family is uprooted from their lives in San Francisco, and forcibly relocated to desolate Rohwer, Arkansas.