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639761
Attack on Pearl Harbor [Ranger in time Volume: 12]by Messner, Kate 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 639761 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-10   
AR: 4.4 MG Lexile: 610

Genres: Adventure Fiction Historical Fiction Animals


Subjects: Golden retrievers - Fiction Dogs - Fiction Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 - Fiction Time travel - Fiction Rescues - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Hawaii - History|y1900-1959 - Fiction


Summary: This time Ranger, the time-travelling golden retriever, finds himself transported to the deck of the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941, where he rescues the young sailor Ben Hansen who is badly burned when the ship explodes--and there is a Japanese-American boy and girl in a rowboat who also need his help to find their father amid the chaos of the attack.


27.18 *

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587692
Flying the dragon by Lorenzi, Natalie Dias 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2012)

BTSB #: 587692 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 3.4 3-5 Lexile: 610

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Fiction Family life - Virginia - Fiction Moving fiction Cousins - Fiction Kites - Fiction


Summary: When Skye's cousin Hiroshi & his family move to Virginia from Japan, the cultural differences lead to misunderstandings. Will flying the dragon kite bring them together?


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Grandfather's journey by Say, Allen 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Sandpiper, 1993)

BTSB #: 781217 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.6 LG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 650 AD F&P: P

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Grandfathers - Fiction Voyages and travels - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Japan - Fiction


Summary: The author recounts his grandfather's journey to America from Japan.


300886
Hiroshima dreams by Easton, Kelly 

BTSB Prebound(Dutton Children's Books, 2007)

BTSB #: 300886 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 3.6 MG RC: 3.3 6-8 Lexile: 610

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Grandmothers - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Psychics - Fiction


Summary: Lin O'Neil, a talented but shy girl growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, develops a close relationship with her Japanese grandmother, who shares Lin's gift of precognition.


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774784
Hunt for the bamboo rat by Salisbury, Graham 

BTSB Prebound(Wendy Lamb Books, 2014)

BTSB #: 774784 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-16   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 4.8 6-8 Lexile: 510 HL

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Spies - Fiction Prisoners of war - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Philippines - Fiction Philippines - History|yJapanese occupation, 1942-1945 - Fiction


Summary: Zenji Watanabe, seventeen, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese during World War II and, after he is captured and tortured, must find a way to survive months of being lost in the jungle behind enemy lines.


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I love you so Mochi by Kuhn, Sarah 

Paperback(Point, 2020)

BTSB #: 525582 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG Lexile: 810

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Fiction Fashion design - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Grandparents - Fiction Kyoto (Japan) - Fiction Japan - Fiction


Summary: Kimi Nakamura loves fashion, and designing clothes, jewelry, and accessories for her friends, but her mother, a professional graphic designer with a long list of clients, wants her to be a serious artist, and is furious when she discovers Kimi has dropped her fine arts class; so Kimi is relieved to be able to visit her normally estranged grandparents in Kyoto during spring break--but what begins as an escape becomes a way to learn about her mother and her Japanese heritage, and to figure out how to move forward with her own life.


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Jasmine Toguchi, mochi queen [Jasmine Toguchi Volume: bk. 1]by Florence, Debbi Michiko 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017)

BTSB #: 343370 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-10   
AR: 3.6 LG RC: 3.2 3-5 Lexile: 560

Genres: Chapter Books Multicultural


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Mochi - Fiction Japanese cooking - Fiction Gender role - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction


Summary: Book 1--Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year's.


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Jasmine Toguchi, super sleuth [Jasmine Toguchi Volume: bk. 2]by Florence, Debbi Michiko 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017)

BTSB #: 343375 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-10   
AR: 3.6 LG Lexile: 640

Genres: Chapter Books Multicultural


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Holidays - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction


Summary: Book 2--Jasmine has looked forward to spending Girls Day with her family and best friend, Linnie, but first her sister says she will not participate, and then Jasmine upsets Linnie.


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343377
Just be cool, Jenna Sakai by Florence, Debbi Michiko 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 343377 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 580

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Fiction Dating (Social customs) - Fiction Self-perception - Fiction Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Student newspapers and periodicals - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When boyfriend Elliott breaks up with Jenna Sakai before Christmas break, she just about convinces herself that relationships are for suckers and she is better off without them; but unfortunately she finds herself in competition with Elliott for a journalism scholarship, and worse her first assignment for the newspaper club is to write a personal essay, which is difficult when you are someone who prefers to keep your emotions bottled up--and then there is Rin Watanabe, a boy as stubborn as Jenna herself, and a mystery that Jenna cannot help but investigate.


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Keep it together, Keiko Carter by Florence, Debbi Michiko 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 343376 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.8 MG Lexile: 560

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Dating (Social customs) - Fiction Choice (Psychology) - Fiction Siblings - Fiction


Summary: Keiko, Audrey, and Jenna have always been best friends, and Keiko desperately wants it to stay that way, but now they are starting seventh grade, and everything seems to be changing; Audrey is obsessed with the idea of them all securing boyfriends, but when she and Jenna focus on the same boy their friendship starts to break apart--and then Keiko finds herself attracted to Audrey's brother, Conner (who has generally been cast as the enemy), and suddenly she finds herself having to choose between the two.


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Kira-kira by Kadohata, Cynthia 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004)

BTSB #: 505420 Available

Dewey: FAges: 11-14   
AR: 4.7 MG RC: 5.8 6-8 Lexile: 740 F&P: T

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Sisters - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Death - Fiction Georgia - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s, and the despair felt when one sister becomes terminally ill.


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Mask [League of Secret Heroes Volume: Book 2]by Hannigan, Kate 

BTSB Prebound(Aladdin, 2020)

BTSB #: 418292 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG

Genres: Adventure Fiction Historical Fiction


Subjects: Superheroes - Fiction Spies - Fiction Ciphers - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction


Summary: Akiko, Mae, and Josie, also called the Infinity Trinity, spring into action after learning that a spy is betraying secrets to the Japanese military--and that Akiko's mother may be involved.


21.58 *

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812433
Mystery of the masked medalist [Kudo Kids Volume: Book 1]by Shibutani, Maia 

BTSB Prebound(Razorbill, 2020)

BTSB #: 812433 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 740

Genres: Mystery Fiction Sports Family Life


Subjects: Olympic Games|n(32nd :|d2021 : - Tokyo, Japan) - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Games - Fiction Augmented reality - Fiction Mystery fiction Tokyo (Japan) - Fiction Japan - Fiction


Summary: Accompanying their journalist parents to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, twelve-year-old Andy Kudo and his eleven-year-old sister Mika find themselves immersed in an augmented reality game developed by a former Olympic medalist, that brings players together from all over the world to search Tokyo for virtual medals and clues to the secretive creator's identity.


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505402
Place to belong by Kadohata, Cynthia 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum, 2019)

BTSB #: 505402 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.6 MG RC: 4.3 6-8 Lexile: 690 F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Immigration and emigration - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Belonging (Social psychology) - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - History|yBombardment, 1945 - Fiction Japan - History|y1945-1989 - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.


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597591
Scarf for Keiko by Malaspina, Ann 

BTSB Prebound(Kar-Ben, 2019)

BTSB #: 597591 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
Lexile: 570

Genres: Multicultural Historical Fiction


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction Knitting - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, in 1942, after Sam's Japanese neighbor, Keiko, is sent to an internment camp with her family, he makes a special effort to send her a gesture of friendship.


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Scarf for Keiko by Malaspina, Ann 

Paperback(Kar-Ben, 2019)

BTSB #: 597593 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
Lexile: 570

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction Knitting - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, in 1942, after Sam's Japanese neighbor, Keiko, is sent to an internment camp with her family, he makes a special effort to send her a gesture of friendship.


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765371
Tomoko takes the lead [Derby Daredevils Volume: Book 3]by Rosewater, Kit 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 765371 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
F&P: S

Genres: Sports


Subjects: Roller derby - Fiction Leadership - Fiction Teamwork (Sports) - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction


Summary: When they get lost in a strange city during roller derby camp, the Daredevils lose their confidence and their ability to work as a team, but shy Tomoko's wilderness skills and navigational know-how help them escape the urban jungle.


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Turn of the tide by Parry, Rosanne 

BTSB Prebound(Random House, 2016)

BTSB #: 702270 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 7.7 6-8 Lexile: 720 F&P: U

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Cousins - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Sailing - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Oregon - Fiction


Summary: After a devastating tsunami in Japan, cousins Jet and Kai spend the summer together in Astoria, Oregon, training for the Young's Bay Treasure Island Race and become close friends in the process.


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