JCAY (Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon) invites you to:
Meet the Authors at a Live Zoom Event with Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey
Presentation, Q & A, and Discussions
Tuesday January 12, 2021, 6:00 to 7:30pm Yukon time
5 PM PST/6 PM MST/7 PM CST/8 PM EST
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
On Being Yukiko, a brand-new graphic novel written and illustrated by two Japanese Canadian artists, Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey, was created for young readers, teens and pre-teens. It is also perfectly suitable and appeals strongly to young adults who may be searching for self-identity in the multicultural nation that is Canada. As a matter of fact, any adult readers, whether Japanese Canadians or not, would enjoy reading and appreciate nice graphics and at the same time learn the JC history, especially to grasp its general outline. The story skillfully interweaves topics such as picture brides, Japanese Canadian internment during WWII, deportation to Japan after the war, Redress in 1988, … and even touches on topics of mixed identity, racial profiling, white privilege, third culture kids, etc., etc. It is a perfect vehicle to start a conversation between different generations, parents and children, teachers and students, and between people of diverse cultural backgrounds.