Teen Author Talk with Misako Rocks
kids, Hosted By William Jeanes Memorial Library
Took place on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
William Jeanes Memorial Library
4051 Joshua Rd, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Join artist and YA Graphic Novel Author, Misako Rocks, for an author talk and manga drawing class! Misako wanted to move to American since she was 11 after she got a crush on Michael J Fox in Back to the Future. At age 19, she won a scholarship to come to American as an exchange student. Her autobiographical comic, Rock and Roll Love was featured in Best Teens Book List by NYPL. Her new manga graphic novel, Bounce Back, was released from Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. It is selected to be on the list of 2021 BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN by American Library Association. She was selected as one of outstanding Japanese artists in NY and invited to meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe and the first lady. After that she started appearing on multiple Japanese TV and radio shows. Also, the BBC and NHK featured her in a documentary about her comic book life. Recently she was featured on NBC TODAY show and collaborated with Playstation to promote Ghostwire: Tokyo. She has taught manga drawing classes at Metropolitan Museum and Brooklyn Cherry Blossom Festival and given many speeches in various schools all around the U.S. Besides her book projects, she currently teaches Manga at her online community Learn Manga with Misako where she helps kids learn kawaii manga drawing. This program will be an in-person gathering to watch the virtual author talk for teens entering grades 6th-9th throughout Montgomery County libraries. When you register, you will receive a copy of one of Misako’s graphic novels. Registration is required for this program.
For KidsFree Admission