by Vivienne Schiffer
“Camp Nine” by Vivienne Schiffer will be the next Blue Skies Book Study selection to be discussed on Tuesday, September 29 from 5 to 6:30 PM at St. James’ Episcopal Church. While most Americans know that many Japanese Americans were interred during WWII in California, many were also incarcerated at the Rohwer Relocation Center in rural Desha County, Arkansas. While “Camp Nine” is a novel, the story is set and based on the Arkansas Delta camp. Viewed through the eyes of a local girl, the issues of race, prejudice and fear come vividly into focus.
The Reverend Ben Helmer will lead the discussion on the lower level of St. James’ Church. Copies of the book are available at the Carnegie Public Library. Everyone is welcome! (P.S. It’s a fabulous read!) For additional information, please call 253-8610.
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