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A Night at the State Library: The 442nd: Japanese-American Soldiers in WWII

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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95614

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Authors Talk with Rob Sato and Phinneas Kiyomura on 442, their graphic novel about the 442nd regiment, the U.S. Army's Japanese-American combat unit of WWII.

The 442nd was the most decorated unit of the war. While their families were confined in American internment camps, these soldiers fought to rescue the Texas 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry lost behind enemy lines.

Sato and Kiyomura will talk about their personal connection to the fighters in the regiment and its connection to the internment camps. Their art work for the novel, which they created with Koji Sakai, will be on display, as they discuss how they developed their fictionalized version of the 442nd's rescue of the Lost Battalion.

Los Angeles-based Rob Sato is known for his unique watercolor paintings and paper sculpture. He is the recipient of a Xeric Grant to publish his graphic novel “Burying Sandwiches." His work has been featured in Giant Robot Magazine, Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, and New American Paintings.

Phinneas Kiyomura is a playwright and former skate punk from Long Beach. He is a FIND Screenwriters Lab Fellow (for his feature BEDS AND GRAVES), an ABC Disney Writers Lab Fellow, and was most recently staff writer on TWISTED (ABC Family). He will appear as an actor in upcoming features KILL, ME DEADLY and WHEN WE LEAVE.

Doors open at 5:30 with light refreshments. Program begins at 6 pm.

A Night at the State Library is generously funded by the California State Library Foundation, the independent philanthropic partner of the California State Library.

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