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The Pink Dress

In remembrance of the signing of Executive Order 9066

that authorized the Japanese American Internment,


A special reading on Saturday, February 18 at 3:00PM of the children’s illustrated book

THE PINK DRESS, a story from the Japanese American Internment

by Leslie Kitashima-Gray*

based on her mother’s** experience during World War 2.

A live in person event read by Author, Leslie Gray and members of Centenary United Methodist Church

You can order the book at

*Leslie Kitashima-Gray is a Los Angeles writer, director and visual artist whose work has been performed both here and internationally.  Her puppetry production of THE PINK DRESS toured with the Music Center to schools across Los Angeles, and she is a teacher and designer, bringing workshops to communities here and around the world. 

**Moonza Kitashima, the inspiration for the book, was a longtime member of Centenary UMC. She passed away in April of 2020.

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