Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

Barbed Wire Baseball selected for Teachers’ Choice Reading List

It has been a year since Barbed Wire Baseball, the first kids book I illustrated, was published.
As a first time kids book illustrator I feel extremely blessed by the amount of recognition this book has been bringing in. Of course, it is because of the huge effort by the writer Marissa Moss, editor Howard Reeves, art director Chad Beckerman, and by all the members of the team behind the project.
Another fantastic news just came in, the book was chosen as one of International Reading Association (IRA)’s Teachers’ Choices Reading List of 2014.  And we are all extremely honored. Thank you.

Baseball season has started, and now may be a good reason to check the book out, if you haven’t already. This makes a great gift for kids who are into baseball, sports, interested in history, or just to learn about endurance, hope, and what people can accomplish under a hardship.

Barbed Wire baseball is available from Amazon, or bookstores near you and online.
See more images from the book here. 

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