Congratulations to Heidi Kim, whose Taken from the Paradise Isle: The Hoshida Family Story was awarded the 2017 Ka Palapala Po'okela Aloha from Across the Sea Award!
“From the Obatas to Hatsuko Mary Higuchi, Japanese American artists depicted their lives in American concentration camps as they sought to express the sorrows engendered by incarceration. All this and more is captured by Heidi Kim’s marvelous selection of George Hoshida’s artwork and correspondence in Taken from the Paradise Isle, which poignantly documents George’s desperate attempts to keep his family intact.”
—Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
Members of the Hoshida family attended the ceremony to accept the award on Heidi Kim's behalf. Left to right: Shah Bento, Sandra Hoshida, Shawna Oyabu Takahata, and Tyler Takahata.