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A special invitation from the Library Foundation: Presented by The Council and ALOUD.


Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown is the author of The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky, which was a finalist for the B&N Discover Great New Writers Award, as well as The Boys in the Boat, a New York Times bestselling book that was awarded the ALA’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. He has taught writing at San José State University and Stanford University. He lives outside Seattle.

Tom Ikeda

Tom Ikeda is the founding Executive Director of Densho. He is a sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. Tom’s parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho. In addition to leading Densho for the past 20 years, Tom has conducted over 220 video-recorded, oral history interviews with Japanese Americans. He has received numerous awards for his historical contributions, including the Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellows Award and the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities.

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