AMP marks NEA ‘Big Read’ with baseball book

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Posted on Feb 28 2019

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Pacific Historic Parks continues its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka with a read aloud of Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki.

The program will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 10am at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center.

The program is open to children ages 5-10, and registration is required. This program is presented in partnership with the National Park Service and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.

The read-aloud invites children to be part of the NEA Big Read program.

The March 2 program entails reading of a picture book that helps to share the experiences of Japanese-Americans who were forced to relocate from their home to internment camps during World War II. This moving story of hope, change and courage brings history to life, taking readers to an unfamiliar time. The program will include fun activities to help children to connect to the story.

The program begins at 10am and ends at 11:30am. Those interested in registering can email Nataline Kaneshi at nkaneshi@pacifichistoricparks or stop by the American Memorial Park Visitor Center to fill out the registration form. Note that slots for the program are limited.

A national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

For more information on this program, please contact Jovannalyn Mafnas at email address: jmafnas@pacifichistoricparks.org. (PR)

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