Many thanks to AKCHO: The Association of King County Historical Organizations for honoring our book with the Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Outstanding Historical Publication. It’s our first juried award and it’s especially meaningful as the Folkens Award recognizes works that demonstrate “outstanding original research.”
It’s quite a list of much-revered local and regional organizations. I didn’t realize it at the time, but having the chance to work with King County Executives Gary Locke, Ron Sims, and Dow Constantine in Seattle and see up close how government can and does work helped me understand in developing this story how a diferent government betrayed us in WW2.
We couldn’t have finished the book without the project management of Cassie Chinn of the Wing Luke Museum and publisher Bruce Rutledge of Chin Music Press.
The AKCHO Awards Celebration will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 24th at 5:30 pm.