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Tue, Jan 23



Book Club - "We Are Not Strangers"

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Book Club - "We Are Not Strangers"
Book Club - "We Are Not Strangers"

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Jan 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST



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The  new Graphic Novel, 'We Are Not Strangers' is based on the true story of  a Sephardic Jewish immigrant who helped his Japanese-American neighbors  when they were incarcerated during WWII. In this talk, author Josh  Tuininga traces his family's Sephardic roots as they flee their home in  Turkey, discover opportunities in America, and forge a new community in  the diverse, migrant neighborhood of the Seattle Central District.  Through a visually engaging presentation, Tuininga shares the  intricacies of his research and creative process, unraveling the  profound lessons embedded in these tales of allyship and unity amidst  the turbulence of wartime.

Josh  Tuininga is an author, artist, and designer living in North Bend,  Washington. After studying fine art at the School of the Art Institute  of Chicago, he founded an art and design agency, where he continues to  work as its creative director. His work has been published in  Communication Arts magazine and HOW Design magazine, and he was awarded  with the Communication Arts Award for excellence in illustration.  Tuininga is the author of the children's books Why Blue? (Xist  Publishing, 2014) and Dream On (Indiegogo campaign, 2019). We Are Not  Strangers, which has been awarded a 4Culture Heritage Grant, is his  first graphic novel.

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