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Tokyo rose - zero hour : a Japanese American woman's persecution and ultimate redemption after world war II / story by Andre Frattino; illustrated by Kate Kasenow; lettering by Janice Chiang.

Frattino, Andre R., (author.). Kasenow, Kate, (artist). Kasenow, Kate, (illustrator.). Chiang, Janice, (letterer.).

"Who was Tokyo Rose? Was she a traitor or a hero? Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour tells the true story of Iva Toguri, a Japanese-American woman who was visiting her relatives in Tokyo shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor-and became caught up in an unlikely chain of events which made her infamous. She ended up at odds with everyone-her family, her country, Japan, even herself! But was she guilty? Or just a pawn in a larger game? Trapped in Japan, Iva was pressed to renounce her American citizenship, but refused. As war raged across the Pacific, she took a job with Radio Tokyo where she was forced to host "Zero Hour" in the role of Tokyo Rose, "The Siren of the Pacific," aimed at demoralizing American troops. The dramatic events recounted in this story include: Iva's arrest after the Japanese surrender, which ultimately led to a determination that her actions were harmless. - Her emotional return to the United States and the public outcry that led to her re-arrest and prosecution for treason. - The corrupt actions of prosecutors who coerced witnesses into providing incriminating evidence against Iva. - The six years she spent in prison, never admitting guilt, and her eventual pardon by President Gerald Ford in 1977. Written by Andre Frattino and illustrated by Kate Kasenow, Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour has an introduction explaining the "Tokyo Rose" phenomenon and the devastating effects of World War II on Asian-American communities that continue to reverberate. In a world rife with misinformation and racial prejudice, the story of Tokyo Rose has never been more relevant. Iva's story is not just the story of one Asian woman and her struggle to stay true to herself; it's the inspiring story of an underdog who persevered against overwhelming odds, never gave up hope, and was vindicated in the end"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9784805316955
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (black & white) ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japanese Americans > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japanese Americans > 20th century > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Propaganda > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Radio broadcasting and the war > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Collaborationists > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Trials (Treason) > California > San Francisco > Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Biographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics.
Autobiographical comics.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Emmaus Public Library YA 940.53 FRAT (Text) 36446002086455 New Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

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