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.


Related Program

A Flicker in Eternity, a film by Sharon Yamato and Ann Kaneko, followed by a conversation with Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, 1/11


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.

The Simmons Foundation

Event Details

Sat 11 Jan 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free and open to the public.
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