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Color of the Sea by John Hamamura
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Color of the Sea

by John Hamamura

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This book had a lot of potential, but I just never really got into it that much. It takes place in the 1930s-1940s, and tells the story of a boy born in Hawaii to Japanese parents. He spends most of his early childhood in Japan, moves back to Hawaii during his teen years, and later moves to California. The book had a lot of potential for addressing the cultural and political struggles of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but I never felt too invested in the characters or the story. ( )
  klburnside | Aug 11, 2015 |
Sam Hamada has come to America so that he can go to an American university. His father, a former Samurai is disillusioned with life but still wants Sam schooled in the fine arts. While in California, Sam meets Keiko, his soul mate. The war comes and much adversity comes between them. ( )
  creighley | Feb 24, 2015 |
what a great read! very well done... so glad I read this... an intriguing story that also affirms and/or educates. I wonder if the author wrote more. he certainly is talented. (John, if you're reading this, write and send forth your gift.) ( )
  ming.l | Mar 31, 2013 |
John Hamamura’s debut novel, Color of the Sea, is a heart wrenching story of some of the emotional conflicts faced by Japanese Americans during the Second World War. Many aspects of the story are based on his own family’s true experiences: His father was a GI language instructor during the war and his mother was put in an internment camp in Arkansas. Both parents had family in Hiroshima. Part Coming of Age story, part wartime drama, Color of the Sea explores the themes of honor and courage, family and the Samurai spirit. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307386074, Paperback)

Raised in Japan and Hawaii, Sam Hamada has been trained in the ways of the samurai. After graduation Sam strikes out for California and falls in love for the first time, with a beautiful young woman named Keiko. But then the Japanese attack Peal Harbor, igniting the war and making Sam, Keiko, and their families enemies of the state.

Drafted into the U.S. Army, sent on a secret mission, Sam’s very identity both puts his life at risk and gives him the strength he needs to survive. Taking us from the lush Hawaiian Islands of the 1930s to the wartime world of madness in Hiroshima, Color of the Sea is the unforgettable story of one Japanese boy’s coming-of-age.

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Raised in Japan and Hawaii, Sam Hamada has been trained in the ways of the samurai. After graduation Sam strikes out for California and falls in love for the first time, with a beautiful young woman named Keiko. But then the Japanese attack Peal Harbor, igniting the war and making Sam, Keiko, and their families enemies of the state. Drafted into the U.S. Army, sent on a secret mission, Sam's very identity both puts his life at risk and gives him the strength he needs to survive. Taking us from the lush Hawaiian Islands of the 1930s to the wartime world of madness in Hiroshima, Color of the Sea is the unforgettable story of one Japanese boy's coming-of-age.… (more)

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