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Torrance Library Presentation
August 22, 2009

As the guest of the Torrance Public Library, Kiyo spoke eloquently for over an hour about the events in Dandelion Through the Crack, the other internment camps, and life in general for Japanese-Americans after Executive Order 9066 was issued.

Kiyo was excited to have her nephew present and was privileged to have people from every camp in attendance. There were even people who had been students at the same Edward Kelley school in Sacramento that Kiyo attended.

Kiyo was accompanied and assisted by her original publisher, Barry Schoenborn (though Dandelion Through the Crack is now republished as Kiyo's Story by Soho Press).

We are privileged to present an mp3 recording of Kiyo's entire presentation. Left-click the link to listen now; to download the file for later listening, right-click and select "Save Target As..." (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As..." (Firefox).

Here are a few photos from the event:

Kiyo's Story book sales tableKiyo's Story book sales table
Kiyo embracing a friendKiyo embracing a friend



Kiyo giving her presentationKiyo at front of room giving presentation


Kiyo speakingKiyo speaking



A full houseFull house: a room full of people to hear Kiyo speak


Kiyo and a map of the internment campsKiyo pointing on map to one of the internment camps


Kiyo and Dana Vinke, Reference Services Supervisor, Torrance Public LibraryKiyo and Dana


Kiyo beside poster for Kiyo's StoryKiyo standing by poster for her book, Kiyo's Story