Boswell presents an event with Shirley Ann Higuchi, Chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, for her book Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration.
As children, Shirley Ann Higuchi and her brothers knew Heart Mountain only as the place their parents met, imagining it as a great Stardust Ballroom in rural Wyoming. As they grew older, they would come to recognize the name as a source of great sadness and shame for their older family members, part of the generation of Japanese Americans forced into the hastily built concentration camp in the aftermath of Executive Order 9066.
Only after a serious cancer diagnosis did Shirley's mother, Setsuko, share her vision for a museum at the site of the former camp, where she had been donating funds and volunteering in secret for many years. After Setsuko's death, Shirley skeptically accepted an invitation to visit the site, a journey that would forever change her life and introduce her to a part of her mother she never knew.
Purchase your copy of Setsuko's Secret at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780299327804. The book will be discounted at 20% off through at least November 19.