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EWJ Speaker Series: Marissa Moss

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Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love

For years, Berkeley children’s author and illustrator Marissa Moss has delighted young audiences and critics alike with her upbeat stories and creative drawing style. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series,  Moss has written over 50 children’s books and was awarded the California Book Award gold medal in 2014 for Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Cams of WWII, her illustrated true story about a Japanease American baseball player who was imprisoned in a WWII internment camp. Moss has also established an indie children's book publishing house, Creston Books. 

Moss’s latest project, Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love, takes a dramatically darker turn. Last Things tells the heartbreaking story of her husband, Harvey, a gentle medieval art historian and professor, and his deterioration and death from ALS, a progressive neurological disease that destroys the neurons that control muscles. Moss chronicles the impact of the illness on her husband, their three children, and herself, in a profound tale of a family’s struggle to survive.

October 14th, 2018 9:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Oneg Room
United States

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