Caldecott award-winning author Allen Say discusses his most recently published book Music for Alice, an enduring story that celebrates the life of a woman whose determination serves as an inspirational reminder that dreams can be fulfilled. In this beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated book Mr. Say introduces the reader to Alice, a young Japanese American girl growing up in California. Soon after Alice finishes college she marries Mark. After the Pacific War erupts Alice, Mark and other Japanese Americans are forced to leave their homes and chose to live in internment camps or work on farms as volunteers. Mr. Say published his first book Dr. Smith’s Safari in 1972 and has written and illustrated many critically acclaimed books since then, including The Inn-Keeper’s Apprentice (1979), The Boy of the Three-Year Nap (1988), Tea with Milk (1999) and Grandfather’s Journey, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal.
Followed by a booksigning and reception.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members $8; students & seniors $5.
- October 28, 2004
- 6:30 pm