Hamakua Hero: A True Plantation Story
P. Y. Iwasaki, Berido
Softcover, 75 pp.
Written and illustrated in manga style is the trust story of Katsu Goto, a Japanese man who journeyed to Hawaiʻi seeking a better life as a plantation worker. This book illustrates the racial and cultural problems that Japanese immigrants such as Katsu Goto faced in the plantations. It is a powerfully poignant biography about Katsu Goto's life and the injustices he and his countrymen faced in their years of work in Honokaʻa from when they arrived in 1885.