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    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div class=\"floatright\">\n </div>\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu;\nCreators:George Takei;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:Adult;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Coming of age; Disillusionment and dreams; Displacement; Family - blessing or curse; Growing up - pain or pleasure; Identity crisis; Importance of community; Love and sacrifice;\nGenre:Memoir;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:Yes;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Los Angeles; Santa Anita, California; McGhee, Arkansas; Tule Lake, California; New York;\nChronology:1930s to 1990s;\nFacility:Rohwer [9] - McGhee, Arkansas; Tule Lake [10] - Newell, California;\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu;\nAuthor:George Takei;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Pocket Books;\nPubDate:1994;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31049797\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31049797\n   </a>\n   ;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Famous actor and celebrity recounts some of the most important periods of his life, including his early childhood spent at\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Rohwer\" title=\"Rohwer\">\n   Rohwer\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Tule_Lake\" title=\"Tule Lake\">\n   Tule Lake\n  </a>\n  concentration camps.\n </p>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Synopsis\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Synopsis\">\n    Synopsis\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original\n    <i>\n     Star Trek\n    </i>\n    series, begins his autobiography by recounting his early childhood incarcerated at Rohwer concentration camp and then Tule Lake segregation center with his parents and his younger brother and sister. Because he was five years old when they were first incarcerated, his memories are those of a young child, and the episodes he describes are primarily those that left the greatest impression on him as a youth.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    He also shares some of the emotional hardships his family endured, including their transfer to Tule Lake because his parents had decided to answer \"\n    <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/No-no_boys\" title=\"No-no boys\">\n     no-no\n    </a>\n    \" on the\n    <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Loyalty_questionnaire\" title=\"Loyalty questionnaire\">\n     loyalty questionnaire\n    </a>\n    , and his mother's decision to renounce her citizenship. The family did not want to be repatriated to Japan and enlisted the help of attorney\n    <a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Wayne_Collins\" title=\"Wayne Collins\">\n     Wayne Collins\n    </a>\n    who succeeded in preventing their repatriation and later, regaining his mother's citizenship.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    The latter two-thirds of the autobiography focus on Takei's introduction to acting and his many years in the entertainment industry, as well as his dedication to public service, including his advocacy for better roles for Asian American actors and preserving the history of Japanese American wartime incarceration.\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Author_Background\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Author_Background\">\n    Author Background\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    George Takei is an actor and celebrity best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu from the original\n    <i>\n     Star Trek\n    </i>\n    series. Also a longtime supporter of different political and social causes, he has advocated for the remembrance and preservation of the history of the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans. More recently he has become an important advocate of LGBTQ+ rights since publicly coming out. He has also developed a substantial social media following. He is the creator of\n    <i>\n     Allegiance\n    </i>\n    , a musical telling the story of a Japanese American family's division while incarcerated during World War II, the first Broadway musical created, written, produced, and performed by Asian Americans.\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Response\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Response\">\n    Response\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    <i>\n     To the Stars\n    </i>\n    received positive reviews, with reviewers particularly noting the richness of Takei's personal anecdotes about his life besides his work with\n    <i>\n     Star Trek\n    </i>\n    .\n    <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n     <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n      [1]\n     </a>\n    </sup>\n    One review in particular praised the memoir as possibly \"the richest, most satisfying yet written on the Asian American experience.\"\n    <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n     <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n      [2]\n     </a>\n    </sup>\n   </p>\n   <div id=\"authorByline\">\n    <b>\n     Authored by\n     <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Emily_Anderson\" title=\"Emily Anderson\">\n      Emily Anderson\n     </a>\n    </b>\n   </div>\n   <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n    Anderson, Emily\n   </div>\n  </div>\n </div>\n</div>\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:3743-0!canonical and timestamp 20201114001431 and revision id 29930\n -->\n",
    "moreinfo": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n   For More Information\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   Takei, George. \"The Trek Continues\"\n   <i>\n    Transpacific\n   </i>\n   , Dec. 94, 94.\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>",
    "reviews": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Reviews\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">\n   Reviews\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   <i>\n    Publishers Weekly\n   </i>\n   , Aug 29, 1994, 58.\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Nahm, H.Y. \"Songs of Duality.\"\n   <i>\n    Transpacific\n   </i>\n   , Oct 94, 86-90.\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Olson, Ray.\n   <i>\n    Booklist\n   </i>\n   , Sept. 15, 1994, 97.\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>",
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    "findatia": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Find_in_the_Digital_Library_of_Japanese_American_Incarceration\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Find_in_the_Digital_Library_of_Japanese_American_Incarceration\">\n   Find in the Digital Library of Japanese American Incarceration\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   <b>\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/details/tostarsautobiogr00take_0\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu\n    </a>\n   </b>\n  </p>\n  <p style=\"font-size:8pt;line-height:1.5;color: #aaa;\">\n   This item has been made freely available in the\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/details/digital-library-of-japanese-american-incarceration\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Digital Library of Japanese American Incarceration\n   </a>\n   , a collaborative project with\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Internet Archive\n   </a>\n   .\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   <br/>\n   Might also like\n   <i>\n    <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/My Life with a Thousand Characters (book)/\" title=\"My Life with a Thousand Characters (book)\">\n     Iwao Takemoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters\n    </a>\n   </i>\n   by Iwao Takemoto;\n   <i>\n    <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/A Taste for Strawberries: The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki (book)/\" title=\"A Taste for Strawberries: The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki (book)\">\n     A Taste for Strawberries: The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki\n    </a>\n   </i>\n   by Manabi Hirasaki;\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.org/details/foxdrumbebop00oish\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    <i>\n     Fox Drum Bebop\n    </i>\n   </a>\n   by Gene Oishi\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>"
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