Awards and Recognitions


finalist for creative nonfiction graphicWashington State Book Awards – Finalist in Creative Nonfiction from the Washington Center for the Book and the Seattle Public Library

award plaqueThe Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Outstanding Historical Publication from AKCHO: The Association of King County Historical Organizations


Execellence in EGL bannerGraphic Literature AwardsBest in Young Adult – Nonfiction from Pop Culture Classroom

In the Margins graphicIn the Margins Book Awards Top Ten List for 2022





A New York Public Library “50 New Must-Read Comics for Adults” pick for 2021

A Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best Books 2021” Teen Graphic Novels and Manga pick

A Seattle Public Library “Staff Faves 2021” Adult Nonfiction pick and a “Peak Picks” selection

A Young Adult Library Services Association “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” 2022 nominee

A Seattle Times “Summer Page Turner”

An International Examiner “Favorite Reads of 2021” pick

A “We Here” Autumn 2021 reading list pick (for BIPOC professionals in Library and Information Sciences)

The Mary Sue “6+ Books, Graphic Novels That Spotlight the Generational Trauma of Japanese American Internment”

Book Riot‘s “10 Fascinating Graphic Nonfiction Books For Curious Minds”

The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration