Yasuda, Anita

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Yasuda, Anita

PERSONAL:

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Education: University of Toronto, B.A. (hons.).

ADDRESSES:

E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Freelance writer and qualified Montessori primary teacher.

MEMBER:

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

WRITINGS:

Japanese Anime Linens: 1970s to Present, Schiffer Publishing (Atglen, PA), 2004.

Japanese Children's Fabrics, Schiffer Publishing (Atglen, PA), 2004.

Hello Kitty: Cute, Creative, and Collectible, Schiffer Publishing (Atglen, PA), 2006.

Traditional Kimono Silks, Schiffer Publishing (Atglen, PA), 2007.

Other books for Schiffer Publishing include Snapshot San Diego: Sun Surf, and Sand; Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur; and Buffalo Past and Present.

SIDELIGHTS:

Anita Yasuda told CA: "I wrote my first books on antique Japanese fabrics because I had an extensive collection that I wanted to share and a passion for 1970s Japan. I write because I love researching, talking to experts, and learning new things. I have written several more Japan- and non-Japan-related books. I am currently working on a series of multicultural books for children to increase awareness and tolerance of Asian culture and customs."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Anita Yasuda Home Page,http://www.anitayasuda.com (July 22, 2007).