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October 2019 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Discover Anime and Manga
The Discovery of Anime and Manga is scheduled to arrive later this month.

It is the 1st English picture book on how Japanese animation and comics came to be.

It is our 2nd story bilingual in Japanese.

It is the 3rd in The Asian Hall of Fame, following:
- Ramen
- Fireworks and Gunpowder

Our Kickstarter backers will get great rewards!

But everyone will enjoy seeing their favorite characters and shows as the history of Japanese animation and comics comes alive.

Pre-order Promo:
The first 5 people who order any The Asian Hall of Fame book from our website this month, will get a bonus 8x10 print of Dao, the time-traveling red panda, in colorful cosplay.

B. Visit the Japanese Culture Festival
The 14th annual Japanese Culture Festival is this Sunday, October 6th in Millbrae, CA.

Enjoy food and fun from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm at Civic Center Plaza, 1 Library Avenue.

Celebrate the growing diversity and unique cultures of the Bay Area Peninsula. This non-profit event, provides entertainment and activities for children and adults.

See our books at the booth of the Asian American Curriculum Project (www.asianamericanbooks.com), which promotes Asian and Asian-American culture and writing.

C. Happy Halloween!
Read our books that feature creatures who supply both tricks and treats!

Boy Dumplings
A hungry ghost in old Beijing is outwitted by a boy who would make quite a tasty dumpling.

You Might be a Monster
A comedic collection of wacky poems about a bounty of beasts behaving badly.


I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!
by David Derrick

"[This] is one of those books that you realize could easily become your child's most favorite stories of all time. The book that, when they grow up, they'll want to read to their own children."
- Just a Little Creativity

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Welcome to Monster Isle
by Oliver Chin
illustrated by Jeff Miracola

"A boy named Finnegan, his sister, his parents and his dog, Howl, venture into the wild and encounter a zootopia of mythical creatures with names like the Yowie and Ogopogo. Super-keen."
- Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast



  • 10/1: Oliver Chin: SFUSD Tenderloin School, San Francisco, CA.
  • 10/6: Asian American Curriculum Project: Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival, Millbrae, CA
  • 10/22: Oliver Chin: SFUSD Jefferson School, San Francisco, CA.


  • 11/9: Oliver Chin: Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, CA, noon
  • 11/15-17: Phil Amara: Anime New York, New York, New York.
  • 11/16: Oliver Chin: Orion School, Redwood City, CA 10 am
  • 11/17: Oliver Chin: Discovery of Anime & Manga: Eastwind Books: Oakland Asian Cultural Center: Oakland, CA, 3:30-5pm.

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