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ONLINE ONLY Know Us: Through Eyes Like Mine with Author Noriko Nakada

Monday, September 28, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All Branches
Educator, author and blogger explains growing up multiracial in Bend in the 80s.

Noriko Nakada was born in 1970s Bend to a Japanese American father and German-Irish mother. Her family becomes increasingly diverse when they adopt a six-year-old boy from Korea. As she struggles to find comfort within her family and community, she examines her family's silences and begins to understand life, death and her own identity. Nakada will read excerpts and discuss the challenges and isolation a multiracial girl faces in small-town America.

Noriko Nakada writes, parents, and teaches eighth grade English at Emerson Middle School in Los Angeles. She is the author of the Through Eyes Like Mine memoir series. Excerpts, essays, and poetry have been published in Kartika, Catapult, Meridian, Compose, and Hippocampus. She is spending her time in quarantine perfecting sourdough, biscuits, and piecrust. She has two kids and answers approximately three thousand questions per day.


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Noriko Nakada
Liz Goorich | | 541-350-3537
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