KALEIGH KOMATSU (co-author of picture book In America's Shadow) is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History. She works at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles where she has co-curated and managed numerous exhibitions. Kaleigh, along with her sister Kimberly, co-authored In America’s Shadow, a book that was in the making for over four years, and is the culmination of the two young authors’ lifelong dream to share the important story of Japanese Americans with future generations. When she is not writing, Kaleigh enjoys traveling, playing piano, and spending time with her twelve cats and two dogs.
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