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Author Interview: Sarah Kuhn

Today’s special guest for my Asian author interview series is Sarah Kuhn! Last year, her debut novel, Heroine Complex, released and was one of my… 1,298 more words


interview: Kathleen Burkinshaw

They say ‘write what you know’ and that’s just what author Kathleen Burkinshaw has done with her first novel, The Last Cherry Blossom in which she fictionalizes her mother’s account of surviving the bombing of Hiroshima during WWII. 1,328 more words

Me Being Me

Forced Relocation: April 1942

A Sermon for March 13, 2016

A five year old tells the story of the spring of 1942, when soldiers with bayonets marched up to his home and ordered the family out.   661 more words

Keigo Hirakawa Quartet - Live Jazz at Cliff Bell's in Detroit - June 23

“Keigo Hirakawa is a jazz pianist with a unique sense of expressiveness and rhythm section interaction. Sought after for his willingness to be musically spontaneous on stage, he brings highly personal and energetic style of improvisation to ensembles.” 321 more words


Mixed Feelings

Image Description: A title reads “Mandu + Tamales, Cooking Rituals” at the top center of the piece. It has four watercolors, including one tamal, three mandu, and illustrations of how to make both tamales and mandu. 556 more words


Review: Baseball Saved Us

Baseball Saved Us

Author: Ken Mochizuki

Illustrator: Dom Lee

Published in 1995 by Lee & Low Books

Baseball Saved Us is the story of Shorty, his family, and thousands of other Japanese-Americans who are removed from their homes and sent to internment camps during World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor. 190 more words

Book Review

April 2017 in Photos

These photos were taken in early April when I took a road trip to Manzanar National Historic Site, the former internment camp, to write this essay for NPR… 99 more words

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