Google Doodle pays a tribute to Hisaye Yamamoto

In light of the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Google dedicated a special doodle to honour renowned Japanese-American author Hisaye Yamamoto.

Hisaye Yamamoto was born to Japanese immigrant couple in the year 1921. In her teenage years, she wrote articles for a daily newspaper under the pen name napoleon.

Majority of her articles shed light upon sexism, racism and issues that stood as a barrier for Japanese in America. Hisaye came to the limelight after she published articles about the first and second generation of Japanese- Americans. She wrote a detailed story about their experiences during World War II. In the wake of racism, Hisaye published short stories- The High Heeled Shoes and The Legend of Miss Sasagawara. Through her stories, she lends her support towards the fight against violence and racism.

For her contributions towards the American multicultural literature, She was bestowed with the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.

- Akhila