Song Tree Books is pleased to announce a new book by author/educator Susan Austin—The Bamboo Garden. Her novel fills an important need in children’s literature by:
- Capturing the everyday life of a historical period (1920s) not often the subject of children’s literature
- Focusing attention on the anti-Japanese prejudice of this period
- Helping young readers explore the challenges of building friendships
- Creating appealing, yet realistic, characters
It is no surprise that Susan Austin has crafted such a book. With advanced degrees in social studies and multicultural education she writes with insight and authority. Although children are her primary audience, teachers and parents will value a book tied to important social issues that also tells a gripping story filled with excitement and compelling characters.
The amazing cover art by Felicia Hoshino captures so much about The Bamboo Garden – the feel of the times and the nature of friendship. Click felishino.com for a link to Felicia’s web site and a view of more of her stunning work.
We invite you to explore this site to become acquainted with Susan Austin and her latest book.
Susan Austin, Author and Educator