NEW YORK — The author of the million-selling “The Boys in the Boat” is working on a book about four Japanese-Americans who fought in combat overseas for the U.S. after being placed in internment camps back home.

Viking told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Daniel James Brown’s new work, currently untitled, will be a story of how the children of immigrants became World War II heroes despite suffering from poverty and prejudice. In a statement issued through Viking, Brown said his book will celebrate a “remarkable” group of Americans whose struggles and triumphs have relevance today.

No publication date has been set for the new book. “The Boys in the Boat,” released in 2013, told of an American rowing team that won the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.

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