When the FBI came to our house, that was a very traumatic experience. Two agents came. My mother was lying in bed because she had just given birth to my brother. They threw the sheets and blankets off her. They said maybe she was hiding something in the bed, that’s why they did that. And they took anything that had anything to do with Japanese — anything written in Japanese, scrolls, my mother’s things that she brought from Japan. My father’s books — my father was an avid reader — he loved to read — they took all his books. Nothing Japanese was left in the house.
— Margaret Ishino, Dear Miss Breed