Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Japan Showcase: Recent and Forthcoming Member Works

Date(s) - 04/09/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Time:   Friday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 pm Japan Standard Time (JST)

Place:  Remote Webinar via Zoom

Fee:   Free 

Register: Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This event will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants for viewing after the event. 

This event will be in English.

Join us for the SCBWI Japan Showcase 2021! In this Zoom webinar, SCBWI Japan member authors, illustrators and translators will discuss their recent or forthcoming children’s and young adult publications in brief, lively presentations. Featured presenters will share excerpts, ideas that inspired the work, creative process, techniques, curriculum tie-ins, related activities, and more. Speed Q&A will follow the presentations. 

Presenters include the following: 


Emily Balistrieri Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki, translated by Emily Balistrieri (Delacorte, 2021), and Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono, translated by Emily Balistrieri (Delacorte, 2020)

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2020)

Cathy Hirano The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano (Pushkin Press UK, 2018; Henry Holt USA 2019), The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano (Pushkin Press UK, 2020; Henry Holt USA, 2020).

Suzanne Kamata  Pop Flies, Robo-pets, and Other Disasters by Suzanne Kamata, illustrated by Tracy Nishimura Bishop (One Elm Books, 2020); Indigo Girl (Gemma Media, 2019) by Suzanne Kamata.

Deborah Iwabuchi Reflections on Stolen Youth Compiling editors: Naomi Kitagawa and Motomi Murota; Photographer: Yuriko Ochiai; Translator: Deborah Iwabuchi (Korocolor, 2020)

Naomi Kojima Tetsuko Puu written and illustrated by Naomi Kojima (Kaisei-sha, 2020)

Hitomi Otani Be Yourself, Baba! written and illustrated by Hitomi Otani (Scholastic Asia, 2019)

Mariko Nagai Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai (MacMillan/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2019)

Kiyo Tanaka Kuroino written and illustrated by Kiyo Tanaka (Kaiseisha, 2018)

Holly Thompson One Wave at a Time by Holly Thompson, illustrated by Ashley Crowley (Albert Whitman, 2018)

Avery Fischer Udagawa Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrated by Miho Satake, translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa (Restless Books, 2021)

Kazumi Wilds Kojiki: The Birth of Japan written and illustrated by Kazumi Wilds (Tuttle, 2019).

Andrew Wong The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out by Yoshimi Kusaba, illustrated by Gaku Nakagawa, translated by Andrew Wong (Enchanted Lion Books, 2020)

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