We're thrilled to welcome Katie Yamasaki (When the Cousins Came, Fish for Jimmy), internationally-acclaimed muralist and author of Everything Naomi Loved, to our McNally Jackson virtual Zoom stage. Katie Yamasaki’s books, murals, and paintings are at once monumental and moving. To join this virtual event via Zoom, RSVP HERE.
Everything Naomi Loved entwines a celebration of community and friendship with a vision of social justice in this lyrical and universal story about home. Co-author Ian Lendler is the author of the hilarious, award-winning Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and lives in San Rafael, California. Katie will read Everything Naomi Loved, then share the backstory and context of her incredible new book. Katie will also lead a cool drawing activity for kids, so have your paper, plus pencils or markers, ready. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks.
About Everything Naomi Loved: Honking cars, pizza by the slice, Hair by Carmen, the corner bodega—and Naomi’s best friend, Ada. But 11th Street begins to change. Shops close, buildings are torn down, and signs promise something new. One by one, Naomi’s neighbors are forced to move. Faced with the transformation of her city block, Naomi picks up a paintbrush. When something we love goes away we paint it on the wall so it’s always with us, her neighbor Mister Ray tells her. Naomi turns her 11th Street memories into a great mural—and discovers that where she finds people to love, she will have a place to love.
To purchase copies of Everything Naomi Loved, ORDER HERE.
To purchase copies of When the Cousins Came, ORDER HERE.
To purchase copies of Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp, ORDER HERE.