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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Moving tale of teen time traveler's trip to internment camp.

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The internment of Japanese Americans is a national disgrace, and this subdued but moving time travel tale gives the subject its full due. Writer/illustrator Kiku Hughes uses her own family history in Displacement to support the story, giving the narrative extra weight. With a few simple expressions and gestures, she's able to convey a lot of emotion from her characters. Hughes focuses on the grace and grit of the internees, highlighting their individuality. Readers will find this an important graphic novel that has something new to say about a relevant and distressing subject.

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