Book List in Order:8 titles

  • After his father dies, Kai experiences all kinds of emotions: sadness, anger, fear, guilt. Sometimes they crash and mix together. Other times, there are no emotions at all—just flatness. As Kai and his family adjust to life without Dad, the wav...


  • A lyrical exploration of the transition between day and night and of the animals who thrive during this special time. As day slips softly into night, sharp eyes catch glimpses of the special creatures who are active at dusk. Lyrical text and lu...


  • In a Japanese seaside neighborhood lives Jason Parker: a sixth grader one year older than his classmates a stinking foreigner to some classmates an orange belt in aikido a big brother Jason Parker is just a boy trying to get through his days ...


  • A nuanced novel in verse that explores identity in a multicultural world. Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachus...


  • "A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal" - Kirkus Reviews"Offers a unique and wide-ranging taste of Japanese life" - Booklist"The collection is extremely varied, featuring urban and rural setting...


  • After a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg -- a half-Japanese, half-Jewish American -- wonders who is responsible. She and her cliquey friends said some thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping that Kana will reflect on her behavior, her parents ...


  • Nanami has two grandmothers: Baachan, who lives with her family in Japan, and Gram, who lives in Maine. When Gram visits Japan for the first time, Baachan takes her and Nanami on a trip to the seaside to gather Wakame, a long, curvy seaweed that floa...


  • Caitlin Ober is back in Japan, teaching English in Kyushu. Some 15 years ago, as a little girl, Caitlin lived in Kyoto, but a tragic accident drove her and her family back to America. Now guilt obscures her path, just as ashfall from a nearby volcano...