John Okada. September 23 rd ,1923 -February 20 th ,1971. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Graduated 1957 from the University of Washington. Also obtained a M.A. degree from Columbia University. He died of a Heart Attack.
September 23rd,1923-February 20th,1971
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was discharged in 1946. This had a lot to do in creating his point of view/ bias in the story No No Boy.
No No Boy has a lot to relate with John Okada’s life itself. It’s about an undergraduate that went to the university of Washington and was imprisoned in a Japanese war relocation camp. Afterwards he is suffering to find his place amongst his community do to the fact he refused the offer of joining the united states armed forces. The few that refused were called No No Boys amongst the community. In this novel you find out why he made the decisions that he did.About the Book
about him in general is lost.Dorothy
During Pearl Harbor president Roosevelt issued order 9066 forcing Japanese decedents to go to concentration camps were they were left in terrible conditions and living environments. The barracks were tar paper covered surrounded by 5 guard towers and of course the 5 miles of barbwire fenceing. The Minidoka Concentration Center was located in Jerome County Idaho.Camps
Seattle Washington in King County, leaving his wife as a widow.
He died at the age of 48.-John Okada