Curatorial Quest Yields Rare Book Discovery in Honolulu

A few months ago, a curator at the Honolulu Museum of Art stumbled upon a rare 19th century manual on Japanese art that he didn’t even know existed in the museum archives. Stephen Salel had been searching for materials for an exhibition devoted to  female Japanese manga artists. Recognized today as a sub genre of graphic novels, manga as an art form datesContinue reading “Curatorial Quest Yields Rare Book Discovery in Honolulu”

Ship of Dolls, by Shirley Parenteau; Candlewick Press, $16.99, 258 pages, ages 11-13. Earlier this week, Nicole Claire reviewed The Secret Hum of a Daisy, a coming of age story chronicling the adventures of a bohemian girl left without her mother to guide her through her formative years.  Shirley Parenteau’s latest young adult novel alsoContinue reading