For Our Futures! Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 favorite children’s books


Born in 1941, Hayao Miyazaki grew up in post-World War II Japan as a self-described “physically weak” child. He would go on to steer the helm of some of the world’s most endearing animated masterpieces; Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997), and the magical Spirited Away (2001) which holds the honor of being the first Japanese film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.


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