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Sara Truuvert

Sara Truuvert is a Canadian writer of Japanese and Estonian descent who lives in Ontario. She has published short stories, poetry and prose in numerous literary journals in Canada and the United States.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Mira and Baku

Illustrated by Michelle Theodore.
Toronto: Annick Press, 2023.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

With the help of a magical friend, a young girl searches for her missing father in this poignant story set during Japanese Canadian incarceration in World War II.

It’s a week until Mira’s birthday, and she’s getting worried. Where is Papa? He has never missed her birthday before. When Mira’s friend Baku, a creature from Japanese folklore, offers to help, they journey over farmlands and forests, mountains and river mouths, gathering clues to Papa’s whereabouts—clues that echo Mira’s memories and overheard conversations in the camp where she lives with Mama.


Sara Truuvert personal website

Publisher Annick Press