Finnish North American Literature Association
Aini Vasankari Tossavainen was born in Finland and migrated to the United States
following World War II. She has four children, Aino, Leila, Tuula, and Eric and
Tossavainen, Aini. “Emigrants.” In Red, White, and a Paler Shade of Blue: Poems
on the Finnish American Experience. Rhinelander, WI: Tamarack Publishing for
FinnFest USA '96, 1996.