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A New Pair of Wings (Hardcover)

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This delightful children’s book, based on a story originally told by Delores Yngojo Kikuchi, Robert’s mother, recounts her tale of immigration to America. Young Delores finds resolve between East and West, through courage, imagination, and a little bit of myth to discover her “new pair of wings”. The book is beautifully illustrated by Brian Lei

About the Author

Founded in 1982 by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Eth-Noh-Tec produces and performs contemporary presentations of traditional folktales from the many countries and cultures of Asia through storytelling, theater, dance, and music. Presenting six workshops and six storytelling programs 200-300 times nationwide yearly, Eth-Noh-Tec reaches over 250,000 cross-generational and cross-cultural audience members yearly. Eth-Noh-Tec also creates original plays and events, including “Takashi’s Dream,” “Salon! You’re On!,” “Orcas StoryFest,” “Slam Bam Story Jam,” and “Nu Wa Rising.”

Eth-Noh-Tec has performed at venues including at the Smithsonian; Kennedy Center; National Storytelling Festival; and at President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration. Eth-Noh-Tec has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation among others. Eth-Noh-Tec’s awards include the 2008 Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network.

Illustrator Brian Lei is an artist and illustrator living in San Francisco. His mission is to create art that matters. One of the ultimate goals he has is to change how the world interacts with art. He also plans to become the best in his field like the old masters he admires.

Praise For…

“A New Pair of Wings is a sweet addition to our stories of immigrant children…this time a young Filipino girl and a butterfly ending! Brian Lei’s glowing illustrations bring to life little Delores…her story conceived by the real immigrant Delores, mother of one of the authors.”

— Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, author, storyteller

"This lovely book sensitively brings to life the challenges of a young child’s effort to hold onto her native culture while moving into a new culture with a new language. Bridging the cultural gap, Dolores and her classmates find common ground and language while observing with delight a universally extraordinary moment in the natural world— the birth of a butterfly."
— Heather Forest, Phd., Master Storyteller

"A New Pair of Wings is a beautiful, timely story written by a pair of master storytellers at the top of their form."
— Antonio Sacre, Master Storyteller

"I absolutely LOVE the book! I love how it teaches resiliency, diversity and acceptance, all while learning ... about another culture."
— Linda Mahfood, Reading Specialist and Mom

Product Details
ISBN: 9781624910852
ISBN-10: 1624910858
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English