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Online Book Talk – Mind, Body & Soul in “Shadow Life” by Hiromi Goto

Participants joined Professor Kathy Whitham for an online conversation with Japanese Canadian author Hiromi Goto to discuss aging, mortality, intersectionality, independence, body positivity, friendship, living life to the fullest, and other themes in her delightful graphic novel Shadow Life. Professor Whitham lead an author interview, followed by Q&A.

About Shadow Life

Poet and novelist Hiromi Goto effortlessly blends wry, observational slice-of-life literary fiction with poetic magical realism in the tender and surprising graphic novel Shadow Life, with haunting art from debut artist Ann Xu. Shadow Life won the 2022 Asian/Pacific American Literature Award for Adult Fiction, and was nominated for the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards– Graphic Novel category, for the LA Times Book Prize – Graphic Novel category, and included in the NYPL Best Books of 2021 Comics category.

Program Date and Time

Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 4:30 – 6:30 PM (PST)

Program benefits

  • A free copy of the book.
  • Online resources especially suitable for teachers of Language Arts, Social Studies, History, and Humanities.
  • 3 free WA OSPI clock hours.

Workshop Leader

Kathy Whitham is a tenured English instructor at South Seattle College where she teaches literature (Asian American Lit, YA Lit, Graphic Novels), Humanities, Film Studies, Creative Writing and Composition.

This program is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington and funded by a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)