A Child’s Tale of Immigration
This delightful children’s book, based on a story originally told by Robert’s mother, Delores Yngojo Kikuchi, recounts her tale of immigration to America. Young Delores ﬁnds resolve between East and West, through courage, imagination, and a little bit of myth to discover her “new pair of wings.” The book is beautifully illustrated by Brian Lei.
“This lovely book sensitively brings to life the challenges of a young child’s effort to hold onto her native culture while moving into a new culture with a new language. Bridging the cultural gap, Dolores and her classmates ﬁnd common ground and language while observing with delight a universally extraordinary moment in the natural world—the birth of a butterﬂy.”
—Heather Forest, Phd., Master Storyteller
“A New Pair of Wings is a beautiful, timely story written by a pair of master storytellers at the top of their form”
—Antonio Sacre, Master Storyteller
“I absolutely LOVE the book! I love how it teaches resiliency, diversity and acceptance, all while learning a little about another culture.”
—Linda Mahfood, Reading Specialist and Mom
“A New Pair of Wings is a sweet addition to our stories of immigrant children…this time a young Filipino girl and a butterﬂy ending! Brian Lei’s glowing illustrations bring to life little Delores … her story conceived by the real immigrant Delores, mother of one of the authors.”
—Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, author, storyteller
Hardback • $17.95 • 978-1-62491-085-2
32 Pages @ 8.5” x 11”
Full Color Throughout
E-Book • $11.99 • 978-1-62491-121-7
Founded in 1982 by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo,
Eth-Noh-Tec produces and performs contemporary presentations of traditional folktales from the many countries and cultures of Asia through storytelling, theater, dance, and music. Presenting six workshops and six storytelling programs 200-300 times nationwide yearly, Eth-Noh-Tec reaches over 250,000 cross-generational and cross cultural audience members yearly. Eth-Noh-Tec also creates original plays and events.
Eth-Noh-Tec has performed at venues including at the Smithsonian; Kennedy Center; National Storytelling Festival; and at President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration. Eth-Noh-Tec’s awards include the 2008 Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network.
Illustrator Brian Lei is an artist and illustrator living in San Francisco. His mission is to create art that matters. One of the ultimate goals he has is to change how the world interacts with art.