Using excerpts from actual letters archived at the Japanese American National Museum, Grady presents the touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.
Cynthia Grady is a former middle-school librarian and the author of Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (Millbrook) and I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers). She holds master's degrees in children's literature, library studies, and classics/philosophy/liberal studies.
Amiko Hirao earned a degree in art history in her native Japan and later graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Tulip at Bat (Hachette), and Just What Mama Needs (HMH).