Do you love biographies of incredible women? You will absolutely love LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA.
In 1946, a remarkable woman secretly helped create Japan’s new constitution, writing a clause which mandated equal rights for all women in Japan. Few could imagine that Article 24 was the work of a then 22-year-old Jewish European-born American of Ukrainian descent who had grown up in Japan. Her name was Beate Sirota, and she remains an idol for generations of Japanese women to this day. In America, she is responsible for introducing hundreds of previously -unknown Asian performers and artists to the public for almost four decades. LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA includes a foreword by Beate, an in-depth look at her father, world-renowned classical pianist Leo Sirota, personal diaries from the World War II era by her mother, Augustine, as well as a detailed overview of her life, the effect of Article 24 and her impact on culture through her dedication to introducing authentic music of the Far East to American audiences.
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