Join author Ellen Schwartz as she celebrates the release of her latest book, The Princess Dolls.
When: 1:30 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: Nikkei National Museum, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC
Ellen and illustrator Mariko Ando will have a table at the Nikkei Christmas Boutique and will be doing a short presentation on the book at 1:30.
All are welcome! Find out more about the boutique here.
About the Book
Vancouver, 1942. When best friends Esther and Michiko spot the beautiful Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret dolls—in vogue at the time—in the local toy store window, they long to get the dolls for their shared birthday. But when Esther receives the doll and Michiko doesn’t, their friendship starts to unravel.
The story is set against the backdrop of an atmosphere of increasing hostility and racist attacks upon the Japanese community—culminating in the Internment.
As the story opens, restrictions on Japanese Canadians are increasing. Then Michiko and her family are sent away. With such enormous barriers erected between them, Esther and Michiko are left to their own devices as to how to mend their friendship.