• How Much Do You Love Me?


    “The story is fiction, but it draws upon historical accuracy to provide the backdrop. For How Much Do You Love Me? I chose World War II and, in particular, the internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

    I chose this time period for two reasons. First, I had an idea for an interracial love story set within the tragedy of a World War. Beyond this objective, my goal was to remind us all, particularly younger generations in the United States, of a noteworthy episode from our country‚Äôs history. Most of the time our country has acted honorably, and we can be proud of our accomplishments, both in peacetime and war. However, there are instances when we have acted neither nobly nor fairly and for which we need reminding so as not to repeat our mistakes. The unjustified internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was one of those times.”


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