Thursday 14th December 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

Ξ Comments are off

Montgomery Media: Philadelphia Chooses Julie Otsuka’s “Buddha In the Attic” for One Book Program

posted by Randall

Buddha In the AtticThe Philadelphia Public Library has chosen Julie Otsuka’s award winning book, “Buddha in the Attic” for its one book program, reports Montgomery Media.

The One Book program encourages an entire city to read one book as a way of generating discussion and bringing people together under one experience. Otsuka’s book begins with the picture bride’s arrival in America to their imprisonment in incarceration camps during World War II.

“Japanese cultures and traditions will be explored this year in events such as a program on the Geisha in myth and reality, a Japanese sword-fighting demonstration, in addition to workshops in origami, Japanese classical dance, and kimono-dressing for kids,” says program coordinator Kalela Williams.

Otsuka kicked off this year’s event with a reading at Philadelphia Central Library.

Popular Posts


Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,681 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter