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June 28, 2008 – In Search of the Human Spirit

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Drop Out Learns to Read 60 Years Later

Drop Out Learns to Read 60 Years Later

Woody Arai of Hayward has lead a double life. The 78 year old carried books with him wherever he went, but it wasn’t because he loved books. He couldn’t read. Arai was born and raised in Oakland. His parents owned a restaurant and things were going pretty good. Then World War II crashed down around them. Japanese internment laws interrupted his childhood. He was sent to the Tule Lake camp for 3 years. He went to school in the camp…

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