Book List:16 titles
  • Twelve-year-old Koichi wants to be a samurai like his father but when their clan is defeated in battle, they move to America in 1869 to become farmers. Based on the real-life Wakamatsu colony, founded by exiles from Japan, near Sacramento, California...



  • In 1942 America, seven-year-old Emi and her Japanese-American family are forced to leave their home, a situation that becomes even more devastating when she loses a precious gold bracelet, a gift from her best friend....


  • In a retelling of an old Japanese folktale, complemented by delicate watercolor paintings, a young farmer stumbles on the dreaded Black Swamp and agrees to deliver a letter for a girl held prisoner there....





  • When twelve-year-old Rinko learns that a neighbor's daughter is coming from Japan to marry a stranger twice her age, she sets out to change this arrangement and gains new insights into love and adult problems...


  • At first dismayed at having to spend the last month of her summer vacation helping out in the household of recently widowed Mrs. Hata, Rinko discovers there are pleasant surprises for her, but then bad things start to happen. Sequel to A Jar of Dream...






  • Growing up in California during the depression isn't easy for eleven-year-old Rinko. She desperately wants to fit in and be like everyone else, but instead she is ridiculed and made to feel different because she is Japanese. But when Aunt Waka com...


  • After their release from an American concentration camp, a Japanese-American girl and her family try to reconstruct their lives amidst strong anti-Japanese feelings which breed fear, distrust, and violence....





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    Uchida's graceful adaptations of twelve ancient Japanese folktales present a wide range of colorful traditional characters--a long-nosed goblin, a shrewd monkey, a formidable river ogre, and a terrible black snake...