Creation Station: Japanese American Friendship Books
In celebration of the visit of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s Congressional Gold Medal of Honor to the Holocaust Museum Houston, just a short walk from Asia Society Texas Center, please join us to create friendship books, celebrating the bonds between Americans and Japanese in the decades since the Second World War.
Our day is also inspired by the book Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook, written by Beverly Patt and illustrated by Shula Klinger. This family friendly title looks at the relationship formed between two young girls, German-American Louise Kessler and Japanese-American Dottie Masuoka, who juggle their identities as Americans while also being discriminated against due to their families’ respective origins. Projects will help your children create colorful collages and explore what friendship means to them.
Families and children of all ages are welcome to stop by and participate in these free events.
Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from The Simmons Foundation. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.