“A Bowl Full of Peace”

Book Launch, Exhibit, and Remembrance of Nagasaki, Japan in WWII

Landmark Center is honored to partner with award-winning author Caren Stelson, and the St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC), in celebrating the launch of Stelson’s new children’s book, “A Bowl Full of Peace.” The book tells the moving and beautiful true story of a symbol of survival, hope, and peace for one family in Nagasaki after the atom bombing of the city – told through the eyes of a child survivor. An exhibition of the book’s illustrations, as well as an ancillary exhibition about the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings, is in Landmark Center’s 2nd Floor Galleria, August 4 – September 30.

On Tuesday, August 4 at 12 pm, via ZOOM, Landmark Center hosted a virtual reading by Stelson, as well as a recorded interview with the book’s illustrator, Akira Kusaka. JoAnn Blatchley, of the SPNSCC, provided context for the book’s story, and offered a remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.

Caren Stelson reads “A Bowl Full of Peace”

Photo above: Caren Stelson and Sachiko Yasui