I am pleased to share with you Akira Kusaka’s video, “An Illustrator’s Journey,” about illustrating A Bowl Full of Peace.
For two hours on a Saturday morning, I sat at a kitchen table with a potter whose initials are K.M. Together, we stared at Sachiko’s grandmother’s bowl. The real bowl. The one that belonged to […]
“Finding Your One True Story.” That was the title of author Meg Medina’s lecture at Hamline University’s MFAC residency this January. I was in the audience, pondering her words. Finding your “one true story” implies […]
This August, I was invited to Madison, Wisconsin to share Sachiko Yasui’s story of surviving the Nagasaki atomic bomb. The Women’s International League for Peace and Justice and Physicians for Social Responsibility were my hosts. […]
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story is the 2017 winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award for books for older children. When I got the phone call from Heather Palmer, chair of the Jane […]
This January, right after New Year’s, I traveled to Nagasaki, Japan to fulfill a promise. I would present Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story to Sachiko Yasui. Sachiko and I had been dreaming of this […]