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“A newly minted royal navigates her way between royal protocols and her own heart. . . . A solid sequel about a princess finding her voice.”
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Tokyo Dreaming

Written by Emiko Jean
Published by Flatiron Books

When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Now, she’s overcome conniving cousins, salacious press, and an imperial scandal to finally find a place she belongs. She has a perfect bodyguard turned boyfriend. Her stinky dog, Tamagotchi, is living with her in Tokyo. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. A royal wedding is on the horizon! Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true. Only. . .

Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citing concerns about Izumi and her mother’s lack of pedigree. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship. At the threat of everything falling apart, Izumi vows to do whatever it takes to help win over the council. Which means upping her newly acquired princess game.

But at what cost? Izumi will do anything to help her parents achieve their happily ever after, but what if playing the perfect princess means sacrificing her own? Will she find a way to forge her own path and follow her heart?

Primary ISBN: 9781250766632
Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: Japan

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation, In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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