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Noriko Nakada lives in Los Angeles where she writes and teaches at Emerson Middle School. She has published an early childhood memoir, Through Eyes Like Mine, and a middle-school follow-up, Overdue Apologies. 
Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Specter,The Rising Phoenix Review, Catapult, Meridian, Kartika, and Compose. She completed her mfa at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2005 and continues to write, blog, tweet, and facebook about life, food, education, and sports.

Works in progress include Dispatches from a High School Feminist: Rising Up from Rural AmericaWaiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: One Family's Struggle with Mental Illness, and Ricepaper Superheroes, a historical novel about a Japanese American family during World War II.