Daniel James Brown Wins Christopher Award for “Facing the Mountain”

Redmond, Clean.-based mostly creator Daniel James Brown was honored with a Christopher Award for his ebook Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in Earth War II (Viking/Penguin Random Home.). It is one particular of 12 books for adults and younger people identified as the #ChristopherAwards mark their 73rd year. The authors join writers, producers and administrators of 10 winning Tv/cable and element films.

The reserve revisits the heroism of Japanese Us residents who fought for the U.S. throughout Planet War II, though their households at residence faced unjust persecution and authorities internment camps next the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In the days and months following Pearl Harbor, the lives of Japanese Us residents throughout the continent and Hawaii have been adjusted eternally. Brown portrays the journey of Rudy Tokiwa, Fred Shiosaki, and Kats Miho, who volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Fight Group and had been deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were being requested to do the close to unattainable. He also tells the tale of these soldiers’ dad and mom, immigrants who had been pressured to post to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil.

Woven during is the chronicle of Gordon Hirabayashi, one particular of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up versus their federal government in protection of their own legal rights. Whether preventing on battlefields or in courtrooms, these have been Us residents less than unprecedented pressure, undertaking what Individuals do best—striving, resisting, pushing back again, climbing up, standing on theory, laying down their life, and enduring.

Brown is the writer of The Indifferent Stars Earlier mentioned and Underneath a Flaming Sky, which was a finalist for the B&N Explore Fantastic New Writers Award, as very well as The Boys in the Boat, a New York Instances bestselling ebook that was awarded the ALA’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. He has taught producing at San José State University and Stanford College.

The celebrated authors, illustrators, writers, producers, and administrators, whose operates exemplify this Chinese proverb “It truly is superior to light-weight 1 candle than to curse the darkness,” also “affirm the highest values of the human spirit,” explained Tony Rossi, The Christophers’ Director of Communications. “Soon after the hardships and struggling we have witnessed and endured in the past two a long time, we need stories of hope, mild, and unity to raise our spirits and tutorial us towards a brighter route,” he stated.

The Christophers, a nonprofit founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller, is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of provider to God and humanity. The ancient Chinese proverb—”It is greater to light just one candle than to curse the darkness”— guides its publishing, radio, and awards packages. More details about The Christophers is out there at www.christophers.org.