Nobuko Miyamoto & Friends

Please join us for this evening with acclaimed artist, musician and activist Nobuko Miyamoto, whose new book, Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love and Revolution was just published by the University of California Press. Joining her at this virtual special Seattle book tour stop are University of Washington professor Vincent Schleitwiler, Ph.D, spoken word artist and UW Senior Artist in Residence Anida Yoeu Ali, UW Professor and Women Who Rock organizer Michelle Habell-Pallan, artist and designer Asiyah Ayubbi and Community Art Activist and Organizer Linda M. Ando. Deborah Wong, editor of Not Yo' Butterfly, will moderate the program.

"With the thousands of existing books on white history and culture, Not Yo' Butterfly by Nobuko Miyamoto is a much needed, must-read book on Asian Pacific Americans and how we too have sung America. In her life, Nobuko has lived and experienced a wide-breadth of history: World War II incarceration and its aftermath; art—dancing and singing with American icons; and culture—being mixed herself and mixing it up more with her son and husband. And in each area—in history, art, and culture—she has been a leader of the best kind—unintentional—trailblazing pathways for generations whose own efforts would be rockier without her."—Karen L. Ishizuka.

In addition to Not Yo’ Butterfly, Nobuko Miyamoto has a long-awaited new musical release, 120,000 Stories, out from Smithsonian Folkways.  

This program is presented by the Seattle Public Library, Seattle JACL, Densho and the Elliott Bay Book Company and will be (virtually) hosted by Seattle Public Library as a Zoom webinar.


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Not Yo' Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution (American Crossroads #60) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520380653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of California Press - June 15th, 2021

Virtually Hosted by Seattle Public Library
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:00pm
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