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A Mother, a Son and Ikebana

Guest Post by Reni Roxas

After divorce, a mother connects with her son through her love of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement.

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Reni Roxas is a children's book publisher and editor. Her 25-year-old company, Tahanan Books, specializes in books that celebrate Filipino culture and history. Her picture book Ay Naku! won a Philippine National Children's Book Award. She is the editor of Hanggang sa Muli (Until We Meet Again): Homecoming Stories for the Filipino Soul, which was a Manila Critics Circle Finalist for Best Anthology in English. Reni divides her time between Manila and the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her two sons.


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