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In Los Angeles, California's China City in 1942, twelve-year-old Mei Ling Lee helps her parents in their restaurant during the Moon Festival celebration, raises money for women and children refugees in China, and worries about her Japanese American friend, Yayeko Akiyama, whose family was relocated to Manzanar. Includes facts about China City and the Manzanar War Relocation Center
When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcomed discovery through the help of a stray cat.
"This gorgeously illustrated picture book tells the story of a young Japanese boy who loses his dad in a tsunami."--
"Sumo Joe and his friends pretend to be sumo wrestlers, but when his little sister who takes Aikido wants to join them, Sumo Joe must choose between his friends and his sister. Includes author's note about sumo and aikido, and illustrated glossary"--
Hina and her mother adopt a tiny stray kitten that turns up on their doorstep, but when one day the kitten goes missing, Hina frantically searches for her new pet.
"It's the day of Momo's very first piano recital, and she is terribly nervous. Today is the day of a little mouseling's very first performance, too, and she's just as nervous as Momo. The mouseling invites Mom to watch her performance. Momo follows the mouseling through a small door backstage, where she's met with an amazing sight: an elaborate miniature theatre, and an audience of finely dressed mice! When the Grand Mouse-ter takes the stage, a hush falls over the crowd and a magical show unfolds - a circus, a magic act, acrobats! Momo is delighted. And when it's the mouseling's turn to take the stage, Momo soothes her little friend's nerves - her own now long forgotten - and accompanies her on piano. As Momo finishes her piece and gives a bow, she's surprised to see that her audience isn't furry and miniature, but human! And they're all clapping - for her! A proud Momo is quite sure she can hear mouse paw-clapping, too..."--
Illustrations, simple text, and haiku reveal a young boy's longing and remembrance of his mother.
"A little boy describes what his parents' lives were like before he was born ... and how much more fun-filled they are now that he's here!"--
"In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII--the only enemy ever to do so--and comes back 20 years later to apologize."--Provided by publisher
"Inspired by Asian folklore, this is the magical tale of a young girl who befriends the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon and goes with it on a soothing, dreamlike adventure." --Page 4 of cover