Black and white sketch of a magpie, standing on a rock, with its head tilted as if it’s looking at you. Text: Episode 186: The Magpie, Criminal.

The Magpie

Episode #186

2022-04-08 12:01:43


When Shigeru Yabu was 9 years old, he and his family were incarcerated at Heart Mountain Internment Camp, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese American families. One day, Shigeru discovered a baby magpie that had fallen out of its nest. He named her Maggie. “That bird walked up my arm all the way to my shoulder, and we looked at each other, eye to eye.”

Shigeru Yabu’s book is Hello Maggie!