Written by Debbi Michiko Florence
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
Susannah Mikami dreams of becoming a famous sushi chef like her dad. And this summer, she plans to learn everything about his traditional kitchen. Only he refuses to teach her, and won’t tell her why. Is it because he doesn’t want her to embarrass him in front of the documentary crew filming at his restaurant? Or worse, because she’s a girl? Either way, Sana decides he’s not the only one who can keep secrets.
So when she meets Koji, a cute boy who wants to help her cook up some trouble in the kitchen — and film online tutorials to show the world her mad skills — Sana is all in. But sneaking around means lying to her parents, something Sana’s never done before. Can she take the heat, or will she get out of the kitchen for good?
Publication Date: January 2023
Available As: Paperback, eBook
Chapter Book, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Setting: United States (CA)
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Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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