Kiyo Sato, nurse, military veteran, and mother of four, wrote of her family’s experience of being swept off to a concentration camp and ultimately surviving and succeeding. Dandelion through the Crack (Willow Valley Press, 2007) garnered high praise and numerous awards, including the William Saroyan Prize for International writing (2008) and the NCPA Best Overall Book Award (2008). The Smithsonian Institution invited Kiyo to speak at their Asian Pacific American Program, which marked the 67th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 90666 and the subsequent imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans. While serving in the Air Force, she earned the rank of Captain and completed her nursing education. As a civilian public health nurse, Kiyo developed the Blackbird Vision Screening System to detect eye problems in young children. In 1999, Kiyo and other members of the VFW Post 8985 developed a video and workbook for school children about the Japanese-American Evacuation, ”Lessons from Our Lifetime.” Kiyo’s memoir was reprinted as Kiyo’s Story: A Japanese-American Family’s Quest for the American Dream (Soho Press, 2009). Kiyo was not pleased with the new cover nor title. She is currently working on a second book and continues to give presentations on the Japanese Internment.