Miné is best known for her illustrated study of camp life in her memoir, Citizen 13660, published in 1946. Although cameras were forbidden in the camps, Miné felt compelled to document the harsh daily life through her art. She explained that while she was interned, she “had the opportunity to study the human race from the cradle to the grave, and to see what happens to people when reduced to one status and one condition.”
Miné Okubo continued her art journey after the war by doing freelance illustrations and paintings. Her uniqueness and creativity are showcased through many of her abstract and colorful paintings. Citizen 13660 won an American Book Award from the American Booksellers Association in 1984 after it was reissued by the University of Washington Press.