Monday, February 13, 2012

One Author Vista: Ken Mochizuki!

On February 3rd we were excited to welcome local author Ken Mochizuki to Vista as part of our annual One Author Vista program. For several months I displayed books by selected local authors and invited Vista students to read them and vote for the author they would most like to invite to our campus. Fortunately our winner, Ken, was eager to take us up on our invitation!

He talked eloquently about growing up in Seattle during the '70s as the grandson of Japanese immigrants, stereotyping of others by race, the historical background to his books about the Japanese American internment camps and the Holocaust, and much more!

Following his talk, he answered more questions from individual students and signed books! Parents: we have a few more signed books available for students who did not submit their pre-orders in time. There are titles for elementary, middle and high school students. Please contact me if you would like to purchase one!

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