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Author Patsy Iwasaki talks about her graphic novel on Katsu Goto Saturday (Oct 23)


The Hilo Public Library will host local author Patsy Y. Iwasaki in a special presentation entitled, “A Walk with Katsu Goto: One Man’s Japanese-Hawaii Immigrant Experience” on Saturday, October 23. This program will be held in the Library’s Children’s Room beginning at 3:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Patsy Y. Iwasaki is the author of the recently released graphic novel, Hamakua Hero: A True Plantation Story. It is a biography about Katsu Goto’s life and the hardship, injustice and tragedy he faced after arriving in Honokaa, Hawaii in 1885. Accompanying the author will be Kiichi Kaya and Toyoko Saeki, the son and daughter of Dr. Fumiko Kaya, a niece of Katsu Goto. Audience members will have the opportunity to “talk story” with these speakers about the Japanese-Hawaii immigrant experience.

This program is appropriate for ages 5 and older, and children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. If a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, please contact the Library as soon as possible. The Hilo Public Library is located at 300 Waianuenue Avenue. For more information, contact the Library at 933-8888.

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