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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Pamela Rotner Sakamoto



Nathan Tibbetts

Ms. Sakamoto is sponsored by Mesch Clark & Rothschild

Fluent in Japanese, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto lived in Kyoto and Tokyo for seventeen years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, she holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Sakamoto is an expert consultant on Japan-related projects for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and has taught in the University of Hawaii System. She teaches history at Punahou School in Honolulu. "Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds During World War II" has made the-best-books-of-the-year lists for The Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, and The Japan Times.

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Scheduled events:
WWII: Japanese-American Internment
After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government rounded up and incarcerated over 120,000 American residents of Japanese descent. Three authors examine the history of the internment through photographs, documents, and personal stories, pondering if it could happen again. NOTE: Mr. Reeves will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Richard Cahan, Richard Reeves, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: Susan Quinn
Race in America
Perspectives on the perennial issues of race and racism in American life.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tim Z. Hernandez, Ibram X. Kendi, Patrick Phillips, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: Jim Nintzel
WWII: Asking Why, Internment & the Holocaust
In answering necessary questions surrounding the tragedies of forced internment and the holocaust, these authors remind us that not only did these events happen but what we can learn from them.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Peter Hayes, Richard Reeves, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: John Kitagawa

Book:
Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
History / Biography
Harper
January 2017
ISBN 9780062351944
Paperback, 480 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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