Japanese American

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Ages 13 and up, Chinese American, Japanese American, Mexican American, North America, Theme: Bi-racial Identity, Theme: Community, Theme: Cross-Group Friendship, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Identity, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Race, United States, Vietnamese American | 0 comments

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret By Misa Sugiura Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 13+ Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N | Worldcat “Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital.” —Kirkus Reviews Description Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend....

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Jakarta Missing

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in African (East), African American, Ages 07 and up, Iranian American, Japanese American, Theme: Adoption, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Sibling Relationship | Comments Off on Jakarta Missing

Jakarta Missing

Jakarta Missing By Jane Kurtz Published by Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins “Kurtz convincingly portrays both the bewildering mix of emotions that accompany an expatriate’s return “home” and the complications of family life when adults and young adults have different goals and needs…” –Kathleen Isaacs, School Library Journal “This is an unusual story, one that may prove highly appealing to those younger YAs interested in exotic locales and comparing other cultures with American life.” –KLIATT Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N...

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Grandfather’s Journey

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 04 and up, Asian (East), Japanese American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Grandparents & Intergenerational, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Grandfather’s Journey

Grandfather’s Journey

Grandfather’s Journey By Allen Say Illustrated by Allen Say Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “The immigrant experience has rarely been so poignantly evoked.” —Horn Book “A personal history of three generations of the author’s family that points out the emotions that are common to the immigrant experience.” —School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather’s life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family’s unique cross-cultural...

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Flying The Dragon

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 09 and up, Asian (East), Japanese American, Theme: Bi-racial Identity, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Flying The Dragon

Flying The Dragon

Flying the Dragon By Natalie Dias Lorenzi Published by Charlesbridge “Details of Japanese language, culture and kite fighting enhance the diversity theme. A quiet, beautifully moving portrayal of a multicultural family.” —Kirkus Reviews “Lorenzi offers an empathetic and quietly affecting fish-out-of-water story, with both children struggling with disappointments, prejudice, language difficulties, and being caught between cultures.” —Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Flying the Dragon tells the story of two cousins in...

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