Famed Hiroshima Panels bound for U.S. in bid to spark rethink of A-bombings
Iri and Toshi Maruki spent over 30 years, starting in 1950, to complete the 15 large folding-screen panels on the atomic bombings. They were created in the manner of Japanese-style brush paintings as the artists revisited their painful memories of entering Hiroshima, Iri’s birthplace, shortly after the city was reduced to ashes in August 1945.
WIES students swap stories with author
A Walpole Island Elementary School class got to spend an entire day with an author they have been following all year.
Joseph Bruchac spent time with Mrs. Nagpal’s Grade 6 class on May 26. While there, Bruchac read to the students, told stories and met with the rest of the school in an assembly.
Library of Congress 15th Anniversary National Book Festival
Naomi Shihab Nye
Habibi written by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 Awardee
Sitti’s Secrets written by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 Awardee
The Birchbark House written by Louise Erdrich 2000 Awardee
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson 2013 Awardee