Just finished reading THE FERVOR by Alma Katsu as I was passing through Chicago. Travel is an important part of this story so reading it while I was traveling added to it. The story on its own is engaging on so many levels. Part of the narrative shares what it was like to be in one of the internment camps that many American-Japanese found themselves imprisoned in after Pearl Harbor. The racism against Asians was unwarranted, and cruel. Many lost everything, taken from them because of their race. Alma does a brilliant job of showing the camps for what they were.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at angelaysmith.com.

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