My Nest of Silence

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$18.99  $17.66
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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5.9 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Matt Faulkner is an acclaimed illustrator who has written and illustrated more than thirty books, including Gaijin: American Prisoner of War, which won the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award. He is married to author and children's librarian Kris Remenar. Visit him at
* "A combination of narrative fiction and graphic novel, this hybrid delivery of a brave story depicts the Japanese American experience during World War II and will be a hit with reluctant readers. At times heartbreaking and other times hopeful, this story of the power of family and ugliness of hate is a first purchase for any library and a must-read for students who enjoy historical fiction or graphic novels." -- "School Library Journal, STARRED Review"
* "Faulkner presents an ingenious hybrid format, assigning the prose chapters to Mari, who writes what she can't say, while the graphic panels belong to Mak. Faulkner stupendously draws Mak's experiences as a Japanese American soldier, and the revealing panels make for a cutting contrast to Mak's protectively reassuring letters to Mari. Deftly combining the personal and historical, Faulkner alchemizes his extended family's past into magnificent, essential testimony."-- "Booklist, Starred Review"
* "Faulkner employs stunningly realistic b&w comics spreads and aching prose to deliver a forthright account of one Japanese American family during WWII. . . Via Mari's earnest narration, her and Mak's stories interweave, showcasing with candid clarity the cruelty both siblings endure. A vividly wrought, necessary exploration of Japanese American history." -- "Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review"
"Told through prose and black-and-white comic panels, Mari's and Mak's stories come to life. . . the stark inequities that Japanese Americans faced as well as the quieter struggle of parents and children trying to understand each other and grow together both shine through. A Japanese American incarceration narrative told through an original and effective blend of prose and illustration." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
* "Mari's reflective internal narrative, coupled with Mak's action-packed sequences, marks this unique contribution to the growing body of work in children's literature around Japanese American internment."-- "Horn Book Magazine, STARRED Review, "