Kathleen Burkinshaw‘s YA historical novel The Last Cherry Blossom is a deeply personal labor of love, loosely based on her mother’s childhood. It promotes world peace and nuclear disarmament through a moving story about Yuriko, a Japanese girl who survives the 1945 Hiroshima bombing. Teachers joined in for an online author interview followed by Q&A. Program benefits included a free copy of the book and resources for teachers of Language Arts, Social Studies, History and Humanities.
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.
Saturday December 3, 2022
9:00 – 11:00 PST/12:00 – 2:00 EST
This is an online program and was held on Zoom.
- A free copy of the book The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw (which will be sent to participants after they register for the program)
- 2 free WA OSPI Clock Hours
- Free online resources
This program was 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).