Author Jamie Ford Says ‘No Whitewashing’ of Asian American Protagonists in His Book’s Film Adaptation
A movie adaptation of Jamie Ford’s best-selling novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is in the works as Ford assures that there will be no whitewashing of its characters.
The 2009 historical fiction tells the bittersweet story of friendship and love between Chinese-American boy Henry Lee and Japanese-American girl Keiko Okabe during the Japanese internment period in World War II.
Highland Park High School administrators have issued an apology to best-selling author Jamie Ford after the student assembly suddenly burst into applause while he spoke about Japanese internment camps.
Ford, author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” visited the high school in Dallas, Texas, as part of its Highland Park Literary Festival.