On Sunday, I went to Tokyo for an SCBWI open critique. (SCBWI=Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
I received a lot of helpful advice from the three leaders (Holly Thompson, Mariko Nagai, and Naomi Kojima) and from the other participants. This week I’ve been revising based on that advice.
The book in the photo is a book of poetry about Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima. It is by Japan Region SCBWI co-regional advisor, Mariko Nagai. This book was so moving and well-written. I wholeheartedly recommend it.