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Book-O-Rama

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | 10:30AM - 2PM

Free event - does not include museum gallery admission

10:30AM - 11AM

Author and artist: Henry Lien & Fong-Chi Lien

Award winning children's author Henry Lien (“Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword" and the soon to be released sequel, “Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions”) will be joined by his father, internationally known photographer Fong-Chi Lien, whose work appears in “Worlds Beyond Here: The Expanding Universe of APA Science Fiction.” Intimately illustrated through photography, prose, and song, each will share their personal immigration stories and how these experiences are woven into their work as artist and author. 


 
11AM - 2PM

Author and artist: Stasia Burrington 

Stasia Burrington is also featured in the Worlds Beyond Here Science Fiction exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum as well as in the Marketplace. 

11AM - 2PM

Author and activist: Sharon H. Chang

Sharon H. Chang is an award-winning renowned activist, author, and photographer whose works and perspective shed light and insight on the racial relations of the Asian American and Pacific Islander diaspora. Her first publication, Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World, is a critically acclaimed academic work focusing on the contradictorily underrepresented children of color that make up the vast majority of the under-5 population. Now, she's launching her first memoir book Hapa Tales and Other Lies, a beautifully woven story of mis-identity, hidden histories, and a search and understanding of home.

 11AM - 12:30PM


Like a Mother offers a visceral, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-changing months, and why women deserve access to better care, support, and information.


11AM - 2PM

Author: Ken Mochizuki

A Japanese American boy named "Shorty" watches with confusion and awe as he and his family are removed from their home and sent to an incarceration camp in the middle of an American desert. As social conditions start deteriorating within the camp, Shorty's father decides to lead other Japanese Americans in building a baseball field at the camp and forming baseball teams. Shorty, who wasn't a good baseball player back home, reaches a critical moment and must rise to the occasion. He also faces a similar situation during a game after the war.


11AM - 2PM

Author: Frank Abe

No-No Boy, John Okada's only published novel, centers on a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II and, upon release from federal prison after the war, is cast out by his divided community. In 1957, the novel faced a similar rejection until it was rediscovered and reissued in 1976 to become a celebrated classic of American literature. As a result of Okada's untimely death at age forty-seven, the author's life and other works have remained obscure. This compelling collection offers the first full-length examination of Okada's development as an artist, placing recently discovered writing by Okada alongside essays that reassess his lasting legacy. 

11AM - 2PM

Author: Rhodora Jacob

Filipino/Chinese American Pop Surrealist artist that enjoys creating from the heart and soul and forever exploring what it means to be Asian American in present day.

12:30PM - 2PM

Author: Julie Kim

Beautifully illustrated and told by debut author Julie Kim, this picture book in a graphic-novel style follows a young Korean girl and boy whose search for their missing grandmother leads them into a world inspired by Korean folklore, complete with mischievous goblins (dokkebi), a greedy tiger, a clever rabbit, and a wily fox. 

12:30PM - 2PM

Author: Tanya Taimanglo

Sirena is a young Chamorro girl who loves nature. She ignores her chores as usual to go swimming in the sparkling river, at a time in Guam's history when all is pristine. Her mother utters a curse that will forever change Sirena's life, unless her godmother can help. Based on a universal "tail" of the mystery and origin of mermaids, Sirena: A Mermaid Legend from Guam, is a retelling of a classic for the next generation of Chamorro children and all to dive into.
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