Book List:20 titles
  • Caldecott Medalist, Allen Say, presents a companion to his award-wining Drawing from Memory - the story of his coming-of-age at a military academy and the discovery of what it means to be American For Allen Say, life as teen in Southern California wa...


  • A father helps his daughter find pride and inspiration in this masterful picture book. Yuriko hates her name when the children make fun of it and call her "Eureka!" Though she is half Japanese, the teasing makes her want to hide, to retreat even f...


  • There was a story that Mama read to Jiro: Once, in old Japan, a young woodcutter lived alone in a little cottage. One winter day he found a crane struggling in a snare and set it free. When Jiro looks out the window into Mr. Ozu’s garden, he ...


  • Caldecott Medalist Allen Say creates a beautiful story about an American girl who seeks adventure in Japan and discovers more than she could have imagined.In her grandmother’s house there is one Japanese print of a small house with lighted windows....


  • The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions ins...


  • As a girl, Alice loved to dance, but the rhythms of her life offered little opportunity for a foxtrot, let alone a waltz. World War II erupted soon after she was married. Alice and her husband, along with many other Japanese Americans, were forced to...


  • In dreamlike sequences, a man symbolically confronts the trauma of his family’s incarceration in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. This infamous event is made emotionally clear through his meeting a group of children all with stran...



  • In his Caldecott acceptance speech for GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, Allen Say told of his difficulty in separating his dreams from reality. For him this separation was not as important as finding a meaning behind the contradictions and choices we all must ...






  • After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place with the many traditions of her new home. By the author of Grandfather's Journey. 25,000 first printing...



  • When Allison, an Asian-American child, learns she is adopted, she becomes angry, withdrawn, and full of questions, until her discovery of a stray cat teaches her the true meaning of adoption and parental love....


  • Spring had finally come and everyone in the village was happy, despite being poor - everyone except the miserly landlord. Mumbling and grumbling, he sat all alone eating a bowl of cherries and glaring as the villagers sang and danced in the meadow. T...


  • Emma is a gifted young artist whose most prized possession is a small, shaggy rug. When her mother accidentally puts the rug in the washing machine and destroys it, Emma is devastated and ceases her art....



  • The author-artist of Tree of Cranes provides a moving, beautifully illustrated study of his family's own cross-cultural experience, in personal reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan that convey a love for both countries....