Written by Debbi Michiko Florence
Illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Japan is awesome but Jasmine is beginning to miss home and her best friend, Linnie. She’s hoping her next adventure to a village called Kabo, where her grandmother grew up, is just what she needs to get out of this rut. Jasmine is pleased to find out there’s a beach, tangerine grove, and even a local festival to attend.
She is hoping to explore with her big sister, Sophie. But, walnuts! Sophie is no fun. All she wants to do is read her Japanese manga and stay inside. If Jasmine’s best friend Linnie was there, she’d definitely play with her, so why won’t Sophie?
Regardless, Jasmine is determined to make the most of her time in Japan, only getting into a little trouble along the way.
Primary ISBN: 9780374389369
Publication Date: July 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Chapter Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Visiting Home Country, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: Japan (Hiroshima)
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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