March 23, 2015
Eileen’s Interview with Education Views
Eileen recently had an opportunity to talk with Michael Shaughnessy of Education Views about the Fujimini series in general and Red Penguin and the Missing Sushi in particular.
…it came to my attention there was a shortage of children’s book that highlighted Asian culture in a mainstream way. My oldest daughter is adopted from China so I also wanted to research her heritage with her and celebrate her culture. When I moved to Honolulu, I decided to write a children’s book series. I named it The Fujimini Adventure Series. The inspiration was Mount Fuji. I researched myths and legends and outlined contemporary story lines.
You can find the full interview here – it was a good conversation about the motivation for the series, as well as the Asian traditions and culture that inform the story of Red Penguin! Check out this and the rest of our stories right here!