Novel Discussion Book Club - Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

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Teen , Adult
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The Novel Discussion Book Club meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. 

 

This month's book is Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura.

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan.

Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors―Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda―grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels and traditional clothing exclaimed over by newspapers across the nation. As they learned English and Western customs, their American friends grew to love them for their high spirits and intellectual brilliance.

The passionate relationships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan―a land grown foreign to them―determined to revolutionize women’s education.

You can check out a copy of Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back on Overdrive Here: https://dallaslibrary.overdrive.com/media/2313089

Prefer a print copy to read? You can request a copy from our catalog here:https://catalog.dallaslibrary.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=2&cn=2177510

 

This program will meet on Zoom and is available online only.

The Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants 30 minutes before the start of the program, so don't forget to check your email, and don't forget to register!