TOMO Launch

Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction – An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories, will launch in jsut a couple of weeks. This book will benefit teen survivors of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster which claimed over 15,000 lives in northeastern Japan. This book includes stories and translations by several Yomimono contributors including Ann Tashi Slater, Leza Lowitz, Shogo Oketani, Toshiya Kamei, and Wendy Nelson Tokunaga.

According to the notoriously cranky Kirkus Review, this anthology presents “a broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch”

Two events to launch the book will be held stateside as follows:

Boston Children’s Museum, Japan Society of Boston and Stone Bridge Press present:

Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction

A bilingual evening of storytelling, creativity and outreach for Boston teens to support young people in Japan affected by and recovering from the March 2011 earthquake & tsunami disasters.

Tomo, meaning “friend” in Japanese, is a collection of short stories and graphic art for readers age 12 and up, contributed by authors and artists from around the world, all of whom share a connection to Japan. Editor Holly Thompson (a Massachusetts native), Boston’s own Tak Toyoshima (“Secret Asian Man”) & other contributors will share their stories and help museum guests write or draw their own letters of support to teens in the hardest hit areas of Japan.

Books will be available for purchase, & proceeds from sales go to the Japanese NPO Hope for Tomorrow.

Friday, March 23rd from 6:30-8pm

Boston Children’s Museum

2nd Floor The Common

308 Congress Street

Boston, MA 02210

$1 Admission, Online RSVP Requested:

For more information about the book, please visit here.

 

New York Public Library and Stone Bridge Press present:

Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction

An afternoon of storytelling, creativity and outreach for New York teens to support young people in Japan affected by and recovering from the March 2011 earthquake & tsunami disasters.

Tomo, meaning “friend” in Japanese, is a collection of short stories and graphic art for

readers age 12 and up, contributed by authors and artists from around the world, all of whom share a connection to Japan. Editor Holly Thompson, graphic artist Tak Toyoshima (“Secret Asian Man”) & other contributors will share their stories and help library patrons write or draw letters of support to teens in the hardest hit areas of Japan.

25 copies of Tomo: Friendship through Fiction– An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories will be given away.

Saturday March 31st, 2pm

Ottendorfer Library, NYPL

135 2nd Ave. Manhattan

N/R/6 at Astor Place

Free Admission – RSVP Required:

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