On Sunday April 24th, The Spokane Chapter JACL is sponsoring two free (open to the public) events at Wishing Tree Books, located in the South Perry District. There will be free parking.
Event #1 - A Children's Book Reading (1:30 - 2:30pm)
Join children's author Lauren R. Harris as she reads from The Plum Neighbor as well as her new book A Place for Harvest: The Story of Kenny Higashi. Both are historical fiction based on true stories for young readers, about what life was like in America following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, including the Japanese internment camps and World War II.
Event #2 - Writing History for Children (2:15 - 2:45pm)
Following the reading, Lauren will give a talk for parents and educators on how and why we should share difficult yet very important historical subject matter with children, focusing on the legacy of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII, sharing their inspiring examples of bravery to preserve the American spirit of unity and liberty.