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Teaching Peace with “The Last Cherry Blossom”: A Conversation with Japanese American author Kathleen Burkinshaw

Kathleen Burkinshaw‘s YA historical novel The Last Cherry Blossom is a deeply personal labor of love, loosely based on her mother’s childhood. It promotes world peace and nuclear disarmament through a moving story about Yuriko, a Japanese girl who survives the 1945 Hiroshima bombing. Join us for an online author interview followed by Q&A. Program benefits include a free copy of the book and resources for teachers of Language Arts, Social Studies, History and Humanities.