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    New Young Adult Anthology Helps Teens Affected by 2011 Japan Disasters

    Source: Stone Bridge Press Official Site: Special Thanks to Jessica Sattell

    On the first anniversary of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, Stone Bridge Press is proud to offer a benefit collection for young adults Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction— An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories. Tomo, meaning "friend" in Japanese, is a collection of short stories and graphic art for readers age 11 and up, contributed by authors and artists from around the world, all of whom share a connection to Japan. The book features thirty-six stories, including ten in translation and two graphic narratives. Holly Thompson, whose novel Orchards won the 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, edited and wrote the Foreword for Tomo. Other contributors include Andrew Fukuda (Crossing), Liza Dalby (The Tale of Murasaki), Tak Toyoshima (Secret Asian Man syndicated comic), Alan Gratz (The Brooklyn Nine), Wendy Nelson Tokunaga (Love in Translation), Deni Y. Bechard (Vandal Love), Debbie Ridpath Ohi (illustrator of I`m Bored), and more. Proceeds from the sales of this book will go directly toward long-term relief efforts for teens in Tohoku, the area most affected by the disasters, in the northeast region of Japan`s main island, Honshu. To begin with, Tomo fund donations will go to the Japan-based NPO Hope for Tomorrow. Be sure to visit the Tomo website to learn about Stone Bridge Press events this March at Boston Children`s Museum and the New York Public Library in Manhattan. Available Now US $14.95 / CAN $16.50 Print ISBN: 9781611720068 Ebook ISBN: 9781611725186

    About Stone Bridge Press

    Stone Bridge Press was established in Berkeley, California, in 1989. Authors published by Stone Bridge Press include Donald Richie and Frederik L. Schodt. Stone Bridge is admired for its reference works on Japanese popular culture, including comics and film, and for its illustrated approaches to the study of Japanese characters. Its publication of a book on wabi-sabi by Leonard Koren in 1992 helped spur an international design revolution. Many Stone Bridge Press books have been adopted by high school and university classrooms. What has fascinated so many people about Japan is its extraordinarily rich coherency, how tenets of art and spirituality are reflected in work and daily life. For 1,500 years Japanese culture has been evolving in a more or less straight line, absorbing foreign influences but remaining identifiably "Japanese." It`s a culture that breeds both beauty and arrogance. It demands patience and erudition. And it gives the publisher delicious editorial challenges and an alluring design vocabulary: asymmetry, surface decoration, white space, boldness, delicacy, a quick splash of color.

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