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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

Flowers from Mariko

Flowers from Mariko - Rick Noguchi

written by Rick Noguchi and Deneen Jenks, illustrated by Michelle Reiko Kumata


I love the textiles in this book. It's worth reading just to look at the illustrations. I like that it's a story about life after camp. Sometimes it feels like all stories about internment focus on the injustice of being locked up, and no one talks about what happened after everyone was released.


On a completely unrelated note I really want to read a story about a family that decides to go east. Most stories I've read (if not all of them) have their characters returning to the west coast.