30th Friends Author Luncheon Honoring Naomi Shibata


Grace Eto Shibata and Naomi Shibata

Grace Eto Shibata and Naomi Shibata


The Friends of Little Tokyo Branch Library will be hosting their 30th Author Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 5, honoring author Naomi Shibata and her memoir of her mother’s life, “Bend With the Wind: The Life, Family, and Writings of Grace Eto Shibata.”

“Bend With the Wind” details the life and family story of a young Japanese American girl growing up in Central California during the incarceration camp era of the 1940s who courageously overcomes adversity and goes on to pursue her life’s dreams.