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Meet the Author: Katie Yamasaki

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Join Katie Yamasaki as she reads her story, demonstrates her artistic talents and signs her new book, When the Cousins Came, a multicultural family story that celebrates kindness and differences. Katie works primarily as a muralist, but she is also a talented children's author and illustrator. 

Recommended for readers ages 4 and up.

Unable to make it to an event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of the featured book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email at least three days before the event.


Lila is excited for her cousins Takeo and Rosie to visit. They're going to ride bikes, paint, and camp together! But when the cousins arrive, everything's wrong: Rosie and Takeo are better painters than Lila, have skateboards instead of bikes, and don't want to camp outside. Lila is terribly disappointed until the cousins make her a surprise: a big banner for their "best cousin" Lila! This sensitive story about insecurity, hosting, and friendship reminds children that negative thoughts and anxiety over exclusion don't always translate to reality.

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