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Moé Yonamine was born in Okinawa and moved with her family to the United States when she was 7. She teaches in Portland, Oregon and writes regularly for Rethinking Schools magazine. Yonamine is part of the network of Zinn Education Project teachers developing original curriculum to reflect the diversity of today's U.S. students and to address gaps in the official curriculum. She wrote ‘But You Guys Wanted Us Here', a film that tackles the U.S. occupation of Japan.