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Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, Mich. After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1988, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English to students of all ages for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan in 1992 that he created Akiko and the story of her journey to Smoo.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Science fiction, Adventure and adventurers Fiction, Japanese Americans Fiction