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It began with a page : how Gyo Fujikawa drew the way

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  • Author: Maclear, Kyo
    Contributor: Morstad, Julie
    Edition: First edition

    "Gyo Fujikawa's iconic children's books are beloved all over the world. Now it's time for Gyo's story to be told--a story of artistic talent that refused to be constrained by rules or expectations. Growing up quiet and lonely at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gyo learned from her relatives the ways in which both women and Japanese people lacked opportunity. Her teachers and family believed in her and sent her to art school and later Japan, where her talent flourished. But while Gyo's career grew and led her to work for Walt Disney Studios, World War II began, and with it, her family's internment. But Gyo never stopped fighting--for herself, her vision, her family and her readers--and later wrote and illustrated the first children's book to feature children of different races interacting together." --

    Original Publisher: New York, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780062447623, 0062447629
    Collection(s)/Series: BC and Yukon Book Prizes 2020