A Heartwarming Tale of Courage and Grace
From crossing the Pacific alone at nine to come to America, to internment during WWII, to photographing Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly, this is the story of an extraordinary man. Beautifully written in a narrative style, I found myself rooting for Midori Shimoda from the first chapter when he was a boy growing up in Japan. The authors do not sermonize about a black mark in our nation’s history, the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Rather, they simply tell Midori’s story. It is inspirational. When faced with unfounded suspicion and outright racism, he showed strength and grace. Astonishingly, he answered each tribulation, each injustice, each heartbreaking setback with grace, fortitude, and forgiveness. Midori Shimoda, though small in stature, provides a great example. His is the quintessential American story. This is a wonderful read.