Emiko recommends Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi

About me:

Hi everyone! My name is Emiko Newman, I am the Volunteer Coordinator at Nikkei Centre. One fun fact about me: I think milk and sushi go together really well (I’m still looking for people who agree with me).

My book recommendation:

Prairie Ostrich, by Tamai Kobayashi. It’s a beautifully written, tragic but hopeful story focused on a young Japanese girl named Egg as she navigates a neglectful family and daily bullying by her classmates. Kobayashi provides harrowing insight into what it felt like growing up Japanese Canadian in Alberta in the 1970s. 

This book is available in our museum shop - check it out!