November 2021 Newsletter
Events and Announcements
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 4-8pm: San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 3:00-4:30pm: We Hereby Refuse: the Bay Area allies (at OACC)
For this Day of Remembrance program, moderator Darren Murata will join with writer Frank Abe in a conversation around We Hereby Refuse with Kathleen Purcell of San Francisco, the daughter of Mitsuye Endo's attorney James Purcell; Wayne Collins Jr., the son of Hiroshi Kashiwagi's attorney Wayne Collins; and Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi's wife.
It will be a hybrid in-person/livestream event hosted by Eastwind Books of Berkeley and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, with a livestream to the OACC’s YouTube channel.
CABS-Minnesota Diverse Voices Fellowship
Application due December 10, 2021
The Diverse Voices Fellowship is for those interested in learning more about the antiquarian, out-of-print, and rare book trade. Fellowship activities include a two-day field school in New York City, as well as a week-long seminar in Minnesota about selling antiquarian/used books.
For more information, go to bookseminars.com/fellowship.php
If you have an event that you would like us to mention and or to participate in, please feel free to let us know.
A Follow-up Interview with Parol Festival Founder MC Canlas
Interviewed by Leonard Chan
MC Canlas is a community organizer, South of Market Filipino community historian, and author, in addition to being the founder of the annual Parol Lantern Festival in San Francisco.
Parols are traditional Filipino lanterns that are usually made for the Christmas season.
In 2020, because of the pandemic, the Parol Lantern Festival was virtual – with online parol making workshop videos and streamed performances. This year the in-person pre-event parol making workshops are back and so is the culminating December 11th in-person Parol Lantern Festival.
MC did an article for us back in November 2009 about “What We Should Know About Parol.”
MC, please give us an update on the Filipino community in the South of Market (SoMa). From what I’ve read online, the Bayanihan Community Center has been closed since the start of the pandemic and at the writing of this article it is still closed. How has this impacted the community?
Favorite Children’s Books of the Year
(From 2021 Newsletter Book Selections)
By Leonard Chan
If you were to ask me to pick the best children’s book from our selection, I would have a tough time. There are so many good books that we feature in our newsletters each month and comparing the merits of each book with others is difficult.
Therefore, this article is only a list of books that I found to be most worthy of a second look with some explanation as to why I liked them so much.
Among the 65 children’s books that we’ve featured this year in our newsletters, I was only able to read and review 40 of them. Of these 40, I found all of them to be either good or very good.
Please continue reading to find out more about my top five favorite children’s books from this year’s newsletter featured book selections.
View full descriptions of all these featured books at Bookshop.org where you'll also have the opportunity to purchase them.
Crafts and Activities
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