Bob Sakata: American Farmer
(Filter Press, April 1, 2009)
Bob Sakata was born and raised near San Francisco, California. He was relocated along with his family and 120,000 other Japanese Americans to internment camps in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor and entry of the United Staes into World War II. Upon release, Bob Sakata moved to Colorado. He was reunited with his family after the war, and has owned and operated Sakata Farms near Brighton, Colorado, for more than sixty years. Overcoming childhood poverty, fear and prejudice during the war, and personal hardship and loss, Bob Sakata's success through determination, creativity, and a positive attitude exemplify the American spirit."Bob Sakata is a present day hero whose life shows that hard work and determination will result in great accomplishments. His life story will inspire all who read it." Joan Kniss, Colorado Teacher of the Year 2001.