A Boy Named Isamu
James Yang, A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021). © James Yang
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A Boy Named Isamu

Thursday, June 24, 2021
6 pm-6:45 pm
Free

Join James Yang, author and illustrator of the new children’s book A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021) and Justin Raul Baez, Media Coordinator, on Instagram Live to discuss the making of the book, its themes of wonder, creativity, and individuality, Asian American representation, and more. 

Tune in at @noguchimuseum on Instagram; no RSVP required. A Boy Named Isamu is available at the Noguchi Museum Shop and from your local independent bookseller.


James Yang was born in Oklahoma and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts and Design. His work has appeared in prestigious trade publications such as Communication Arts, 3×3 Magazine, Graphis, Print, and The Art Directors Club of New York. James has won over 250 awards for design and illustration including best of show from 3×3 Magazine. He has taught and lectured at a variety of institutions including SVA, Parsons, FIT, SCAD and was an executive board member for ICON, a biennial illustration conference. His book, Bus! Stop! was selected as an outstanding picture book by the New York Times and the follow up Stop! Bot! is the 2020 Geisel award winner for the most distinguished American book for beginning readers. His subway wallpaper can be seen on trains in the Metropolitan Transit system. James currently lives in Brooklyn.

A Boy Named Isamu
James Yang, A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021). © James Yang
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