Like many Japanese-American families, Anne Shimojima’s family didn’t talk about their experiences during World War II. Gathering family photographs and interviewing a 91-year-old aunt opened the way to uncovering the story, and helped Anne to articulate her own identity as a Japanese-American. Anne performs folk tales, literary stories, and historical pieces in schools, libraries, museums, and festivals, and gives workshops on the use of storytelling in education and the creation of family history projects.

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Anne Shimojima