Review: Summer of the Big Bachi

It seems fitting that I review a book this month that deals with a hibakusha, or survivor of the atomic bomb. On August 6th and 9th, Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb drops. (Interestingly enough, just a few weeks prior, the last survivor member of the Enola Gay - the plane that... Continue Reading →

5 Faves: Children’s Books

Heading to Japan with the little ones in tow? Pick up some picture books before your trip - they're guaranteed to get everyone excited about the upcoming adventure! Here are a few of my favorite choices: One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis - A young girl goes on a poetic tour of a Japanese garden.... Continue Reading →

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