Prairie Village resident Andrea Warren’s new book tackles experience of boy in Japanese-American internment camp

Andrea Warren
Andrea Warren is publishing her ninth book, “Enemy Child,” which chronicles the experiences of Norman Mineta, a boy who was imprisoned in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

Andrea Warren, an award-winning author of eight nonfiction history books, is publishing her ninth — this time about a boy who was imprisoned in a Japanese-American concentration camp during World War II.

A Johnson County resident for nearly 30 years who now lives in Prairie Village, Warren said she feels compelled to tell the stories of major historical events and significant time periods — written almost entirely through the perspectives of children. The forced registration, bank account closures and, eventually, imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans who lived along the Pacific coast was one of them.