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Kathleen Burkinshaw

Kathleen Burkinshaw is a Japanese American author & daughter of a Hibakusha residing in Charlotte, NC. Her award-winning MG historical fiction novel, The Last Cherry Blossom, based on her mother’s life in Hiroshima during WWII, and witnessing atomic bombing at 12, is a UN Education Resource for Teachers & Students. She’s presented her mother’s experience in Hiroshima at: United Nations (NYC), UN virtual events for the 75th anniversary of atomic bombing, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum virtual event, teacher conferences, NHK World Japan, Asian American magazines, as well as to thousands of middle & high school students worldwide for over 10 years.