"This book is important for its testimony. We all must remember not only the injustices committed by others but also the suffering our nation has inflicted upon innocent men, women, and children, who were blamed only for their ethnic origin. They deserve not only our sympathy but also our solidarity."Elie Wiesel
Whispered Silences received a Rocky Mt. Booksellers Award and an honorable mention from the Maine Photographic Workshops for photography books. Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II Photographs by Joan Myers, text by Gary Okihiro. University of Washington Press, 1996.