Not Yo’ Butterfly is the intimate and unflinching life story of Nobuko Miyamoto—artist, activist, and mother. Beginning with the harrowing early years of her life as a Japanese American child navigating a fearful west coast during World War II, Miyamoto leads readers into the landscapes that defined the experiences of twentieth-century America and also foregrounds the struggles of people of color who reclaimed their histories, identities, and power through activism and art.

Join author Nobuko Miyamoto for these upcoming events:

June 15: Chevalier’s Books, Los Angles
in conversation with Deborah Wong

June 17: Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
in conversation with Kevin Powell

June 22: Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara
in conversation with Diane Fujino and George Lipsitz 

June 26: Eastwind Books, Berkeley
with PJ Hirabayashi, Patty Hirota, Nancy Hom, Bob Hsiang, Mark Izu, Eddie Kochiyama, Esperanza Martell, Bob Miyamoto, and Jeff Mori

June 29: Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena
with Martha Gonzalez and Traci Kato-Kiriyama

July 8: Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis
with Meena Natarajan

July 10: Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
with Quetzal Flores

July 19: Skylight Books, Los Angeles (POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD)
with Asiyah Ayubbi, Kamau Ayubbi, and Tarabu Betserai Kirkland

July 22: Elliott Bay and Seattle Public Library, cosponsored by Densho and the Japanese American Citizens League Seattle Chapter
with Vincent Schleitwiler, Anida Yoeu Ali, Michelle Habell-Pallan, Asiyah Ayubbi, and Linda M. Ando

Learn more about Not Yo’ Butterfly