Weekly JACBA Newsletter 19Jun2015

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.

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Hiroshima No Pika written by Toshi Maruki 1983 Awardee

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.

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The Heart of a Chief written by Joseph Bruchac 1999 Awardee

Library of Congress 15th Anniversary National Book Festival

Attending Authors:

Naomi Shihab Nye

Louise Erdrich

Cynthia Levinson

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

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