Diana Cole to discuss Nikkei history in Slocan

The author will be reading from her book 'Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit.'

The Slocan Community Library presents Diana Morita Cole

The Slocan Community Library will host a reading of Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit on Sunday at 1 p.m. Diana Morita Cole will read from her book and present a short clip from the documentary Hidden Internment, which chronicles the kidnapping and imprisonment of 2,200 Japanese Latin Americans during World War II.

Sideways chronicles the life of a child born in an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho after her family was expelled from Oregon in 1942 and the struggles her family endured during their relocation to a new life in an urban setting.

Ernest Hekkanen of The New Orphic Review says Sideways “acquaints us with what is uncomfortable in history, how people suffer and find resilience. This is a book full of fascinating personal insights.”

Readings at the Slocan Community Library are organized by volunteers and are offered free. Cole’s book will be available for purchase. The library is located at 710 Harold St. in Slocan.

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