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August 2018 - Immedium

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A. Help launch Fireworks on Kickstarter
dog Get a sneak peek of our upcoming story
The Discovery of Fireworks & Gunpowder on Kickstarter.

Our campaign has one week left (finishing on Friday, August 10th at noon) and we're 3/4 the way there!

We invite you to take a look and pre-order an autographed book.

This is the sequel in our series The Asian Hall of Fame.

The red panda Dao guides Emma and Ethan to ancient China! Zipping back to the future, they learn how gunpowder fueled the development of fireworks, which everyone now enjoys!
- this will be the first English storybook on these inventions.

Backers get cool rewards like limited edition prints, illustrated by artist Juan Calle.

We appreciate your support!

B. Immedium at SF Japantown
This weekend is the 45th annual Nihonmachi festival in Japantown in San Francisco, CA.
- August 4 & 5: 11am - 6pm

30,000 attendees will celebrate Japanese cultural heritage and San Francisco's diversity with music, food, and fun.

See our colorful storybooks at the booths of Little Buddha Baby and Eastwind Books of Berkeley.

Check out
- The Discovery of Ramen
- Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
- The Octonauts
- Sora and the Cloud
- Julie Black Belt and more!

C. Sharing Heritage in Colorado
Felicia Hoshino Author Oliver Chin will present at 22nd annual Chinese Heritage Camp during Labor Day weekend in Colorado.

Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families (HCAF) assists children, adults, and families in becoming a part of a larger community “just like themselves,” with shared experiences, challenges, and opportunities.

Families who have adopted children from China meet at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Fraser, Colorado.

Oliver enlivens The Year of the Dog with kids and shares other storybooks with adults from around the country.


Boy Dumplings
by Ying Chang Compestine, art by James Yamasaki

"Compestine spins out this variant on a classic trickster tale, developing both characters and premise with humor. Yamasaki sets the tale in a Beijing of yore, with cobbled streets and tile-roofed homes. An author’s note gives cultural context for this original tale and a recipe for Boy-Free Dumplings."
- Kirkus Reviews

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Desert to Dream
by Barbara Traub

"Traub's images capture the festival's spirit in lots of zany costumes and art installations celebrating off-kilter takes on contemporary culture and the participants' flights of fancy...Good visual fun and countercultural documentation, this is vibrant stuff in these grim days, a must for pop-culture collections."
- Booklist, American Library Association



  • 8/31-9/3: Oliver Chin: Chinese Heritage Camp, Fraser, CO


  • 9/15-16: San Francisco Dragonboat Festival, Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

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  • Zodiac Box Set
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  • Year of the Monkey
  • Year of the Sheep
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  • Play with your Food
  • Year of the Horse
  • Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire
  • I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!
  • Justin Time: Big Pet Story
  • Year of the Snake
  • The Treehouse Heroes
  • Animals Don't, So I Won't!
  • Justin Time: Pancake Express
  • Year of the Dragon
  • Sora and the Cloud
  • You Might be a Monster
  • Billie the Unicorn
  • Year of the Rabbit
  • Space Cadet Topo
  • Sid the Squid
  • Year of the Tiger
  • Octonauts & Ghost Reef
  • Baltazar & Pirates
  • Year of the Ox
  • Octonauts & Frown Fish
  • Welcome to Monster Isle
  • Woollyhoodwinks
  • Year of the Rat
  • Octonauts & Sea of Shade
  • Julie Black Belt
  • Timmy & Tammy's Train
  • The Year of the Pig
  • The Octonauts
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