Join an author talk with Pamela Rotner Sakamoto author of “Midnight in Broad Day Light” A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds During World War II
“An intimately detailed look at the agony of a Japanese American family struggling to maintain American loyalty amid discrimination and war. . . . A richly textured narrative history. . . . A beautifully rendered work wrought with enormous care and sense of compassionate dignity.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
“Sakamoto presents a gripping story of colorful individuals…Sakamoto draws on extensive interviews as well as a long acquaintance with her subject and his family to infuse the narrative with great poignancy.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Fluent in Japanese, Pamela lived in Kyoto and Tokyo for seventeen years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, she holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Pamela works offsite as an ex-pert consultant on Japan-related projects for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and has taught in the University of Hawaii System. She teaches history at Punahou School in Honolulu.