Sora and the Cloud

By Felicia Hoshino

“This tale of an adventurous boy at play unfolds in a satisfying progression, and one can almost feel the delicious coolness of clouds as we ascend through Sora’s skies. There’s a sense of magic being revealed in these pages, marked by imagination and a palette of candytinted watercolors. Many of the pages are graced with minute cultural references that delicately tie the bilingual words back to the pictures. Hoshino infuses each scene with the glow of nostalgia on a textured surface—the perfect touch to a book that is as gentle as a sigh.” – Patricia Wakida, Curator, Japanese American National Museum