It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
2016 Common Read / When the Emperor Was Divine: Historical Sites
The purpose of the Common Read LibGuide is to provide readers with helpful resources to learn more about When the Emperor Was Divine, WWII American Japanese internment camps and the lives of those affected.
Meet the Author An Evening with Julie Otsuka, on October 19, 7 - 9 pm. Julie will discuss her award winning book in the Centennial Student Union ballroom.
Come check out the latest art exhibit in the Centennial Student Union Art Gallery (lower level near Hearth Lounge) and fold your own origami peace crane. Cranes will be available for viewing after the campus-wide installations.
September 24 11 am - 12:30 pm
Family Week Book Discussion. Families are welcome to join Honors students in Memorial Library (second floor) to assembly peace cranes and engage in a discussion about When the Emperor Was Divine.
Topaz Camp is the setting in which When the Emperor was Divine takes place. 11,000 internees passed through this camp. After the war, the barracks were sold to people who were willing to turn them into homes and farm buildings. Those buildings are now used for the Museum.