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Chinese American sibling duo publishes science-based interactive picture book

Growing up, mixed-race Chinese Americans siblings Andy Chou Musser and Amy Seto Forrester loved reading, but didn’t see themselves reflected in the books on their shelves. Now, having pursued careers in storytelling, Musser and...

Seattle artist Nina Vichayapai featured in Art+Flight exhibit at Museum of Flight

  Artist Nina Vichayapai is featured in the Museum of Flight’s Art+Flight project, an exhibition with art from over 30 artists in a variety of mediums. Vichayapai’s piece, “I Wander Lonely as a Cloud,” is...

Filipino American artist Trenton Quiocho explores his heritage in Gather: 27 Years of Hilltop...

Gather: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists at the Tacoma Art Museum features artwork in a variety of mediums made by alumni of the Hilltop Artists group in Tacoma. Filipino American artist Trenton Quiocho, alumnus...

Day of Remembrance in Tacoma: Reflecting on the city’s rich Japanese history and its...

It took 10 years of living in Tacoma for historian and writer Tamiko Nimura to stumble upon the rich Japanese history that the city held before the population was evicted on May 17, 1942....

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang’s essay collection leaves readers reflecting on their own identities and how...

Award-winning poet Frances Kai-Hwa Wang claims her identity and experience as an Asian American woman in You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids through beautiful and thought-provoking lyric essays. She tells...

Artist Lauren Iida captures her family’s incarceration experience during WWII in “Citizen’s Indefinite Leave”...

Lauren Iida’s Citizen’s Indefinite Leave captures the story of her family’s incarceration in Tule Lake with enticing and detailed paper cutaways colored with watercolor and ink. Iida focuses on her grandma’s older sister, Clara,...

Memories are explored as ghosts from our past in Sharon Hashimoto’s poetry collection ‘More American’

Sharon Hashimoto starts a poem from an image.    “My grandmother’s soup, and how she would have weenies and soyu and sugar and ketchup and I remember how well that tasted...she had a half-electric stove and a sink...

Artist Michelle Kumata’s Northwest Nikkei exhibit at the Seattle Japanese Garden amplifies and inspires...

Once a high school student working in graphic design and illustration at the International Examiner, Michelle Kumata is now presenting an art exhibit at the Seattle Japanese Garden called Northwest Nikkei to commemorate the...

Lois Lowry’s collection of poems reflects on her experience growing up in Honolulu and...

In On the Horizon, two-time Newbery medal winner Lois Lowry presents a collection of poems reflecting on her experience growing up in Honolulu and Tokyo during and after WWII. The poems are accompanied by...

Daniel James Brown’s latest book chronicles the lives of four Japanese American students from...

I was entranced from the first paragraph of Facing the Mountain. Daniel James Brown has a way of writing that makes you forget you’re reading and not watching the latest historical cinematic masterpiece. Each...