Sunday Aug 05, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
RSVP encouraged & appreciated.
Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you plan on attending. Facebook event found here.
PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an RSVP for this event DOES NOT guarantee entrance. This is a free-access event — entrance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
About the Book.
Featuring two sets of cousins meeting for the first time, renowned muralist and artist Katie Yamasaki impresses with a gentle, city-meets-country family story in the new picture book, When the Cousins Came.
Lila is excited for her cousins Takeo and Rosie to visit. They’re going to ride bikes, paint, and camp together! But when the cousins arrive, everything’s wrong: Rosie and Takeo are better painters than Lila, have skateboards instead of bikes, and don’t want to camp outside. Lila is terribly disappointed until the cousins make her a surprise: a big banner for their “best cousin” Lila! This sensitive story about insecurity, hosting, and friendship reminds children that negative thoughts and anxiety over exclusion don’t always translate to reality.
In a time when teaching empathy is of utmost importance, When the Cousins Came delicately balances the insecurity a child feels with the bonds of friendship, family, and common ground—inspired by Katie Yamasaki’s own diverse family and childhood experiences!
About the Author/Illustrator.
Katie Yamasaki is an artist, muralist, children’s book author and illustrator, and teaching artist at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has illustrated three books: Honda, The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars (2007), Lifelines, the Black Book of Proverbs (2009), and Fish for Jimmy (2013), based on her Japanese-American family’s internment during World War II, which she also wrote. Her mural work has enabled her to travel widely, creating visual dialogues among diverse communities; she has painted over 80 murals around the world. Katie comes from a huge, multicultural family, that is full of (among many other things), artists and teachers.