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Bend with the Wind: The Life, Family, and Writings of Grace Eto Shibata
by Grace Eto Shibata

Published: 2014
Paperback : 242 pages
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Bend with the Wind tells the story of an extraordinary woman, Grace Eto Shibata, and her family in 20th century California. It is the story of one family's belief in the American dream and offers a window into the history of a generation of Japanese Americans growing up in the 1930s and 1940s. As ...
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Bend with the Wind tells the story of an extraordinary woman, Grace Eto Shibata, and her family in 20th century California. It is the story of one family's belief in the American dream and offers a window into the history of a generation of Japanese Americans growing up in the 1930s and 1940s. As seen through the eyes of the youngest of eight children, Grace's account spans 100 years of her family history, beginning with her parents' immigration to the California's Central Coast in the early twentieth century. The story follows a generation of pioneers whose resilience and determination built strong families and strong communities. It shares the values that bound Grace's tightly knit family and supported Grace throughout her life, a life shaped by World War II, an arranged marriage, a family business, and motherhood. The book presents the story of a gracious and determined individual who learned to reach beyond her comfort zone to attain her own personal goals and dreams. Bend with the Wind celebrates Grace's life as a wife, mother, businesswoman, activist, author, and seventy-four-year-old college graduate. Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated with documents and photographs of Grace, her family, and the communities in which they lived, this biographical memoir provides the reader with an emotionally satisfying and inspiring life story.

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  "A Japanese family's new start in America"by momster90 (see profile) 01/24/20

A well-researched history of the Eto & Shibata families of California from the early 20th century to present. Their struggles and triumphs are told through the eyes of Grace Eto Shibata and... (read more)

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