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Kimi Cunningham Grant is the author of a memoir, Silver Like Dust. She is a two-time winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Poetry, as well as a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship finalist.  She’s also a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction.  She studied English at Bucknell University and Messiah College.



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  1. I am half way through your book, “Silver Like Dust”, and can’t put it down. I am studying to be a missionary to Japan and the Japanese people and this book gives great insight into what Japanese Americans suffered during WWII. The way you weave your grandmothers present life into the story is a great way of narrating this historical book. Thanks so much.


  2. Silver Like Dust is a real treasure. You made it seem much easier than it actually was to recover the recollections from your grandmother. My parents lived in East LA before the war, went to Manzanar and left for Seabrook in 1945. They never talked about the Manzanar. The shame they felt could not be expressed and language was also an issue. They just expected all the kids to get the best education possible an then maybe everything would be OK. I was in the class of 1966 BHS. Your mother was a year behind me. Like your mother, I returned for my 40th reunion in 2006. I told my wife of sub sandwiches in NJ. I also had her take a picture of me in front of the old house. Thank you for the time spent with your grandmother and sharing her memories. An interesting fact from your book was that your mom was named after Rosalind Russell! We all called her Roz or Rozzi. It sounds like she and her siblings and all the grandchildren brought much happiness to Obaachan and Ogiichan!


    • Hi George! Thanks for reaching out. I’m so thrilled to hear that you connected with the book on many levels, and that you remember my mother! One of the things that always surprises me is how it seems like so many of the folks who grew up in Seabrook remember it with such fondness. It’s a testament to how it really was a place of new beginnings for many. Thanks again for reading!


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