Japanese/Japanese American

A Boy Named Isamu

by James Yang

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebrations, The Arts

American Panda

by Gloria Chao

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Immigrant: Education, Multiracial Identity

Brave Mrs. Sato

by Lori Matsukawa

Age 4 or older

Themes: Generational Differences, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual
Come on In

Come on In

by Adi Alsaid

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Economic, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Visiting Home Country

Does My Head Look Big In This?

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Age 12 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Immigrant: Economic, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Muslim

Dream, Annie, Dream

by Waka T. Brown

Age 08 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Dumpling Day

by Meera Sriram

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food

Flying The Dragon

by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity

From Little Tokyo, With Love

by Sarah Kuhn

Age 14 or older

Themes: Adoption, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Gigi and Ojiji: What’s in a Name?

by Melissa Iwai

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Hello Universe

by Erin Entrada Kelly

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Himawari House

by Harmony Becker

Age 14 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret

by Misa Sugiura

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+

Jasmine Toguchi, Brave Explorer (Jasmine Toguchi Series #5)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 6 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Visiting Home Country

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl (Jasmine Toguchi Series #3)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper (Jasmine Toguchi Series #4)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Welcoming by Individual

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (Jasmine Toguchi Series #1)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Audio or Podcast, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Immigrant: Education, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth (Jasmine Toguchi Series #2)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Keep It Together, Keiko Carter

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Kiyoshi’s Walk

by Mark Karlins

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, The Arts

Love & Other Natural Disasters

by Misa Sugiura

Age 13 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generational Differences: Dating, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Natsumi’s Song of Summer

by Robert Paul Weston

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Welcoming by Individual

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites

by Jamie Michalak

Age 06 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Visiting Home Country

Not Here to Be Liked

by Michelle Quach

Age 13 or older

Themes: Community Action, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Ojiichan’s Gift

by Chieri Uegaki

Age 03 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Visiting Home Country

Our Stories Carried Us Here

by Full List in Materials

Age 12 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Cultural, Engagement Tool: Video, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Immigrant: Undocumented

Satoko and Nada

by Yupechika

Age 13 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Immigrant: Education, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

Sweet and Sour

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Best at It

by Maulik Pancholy

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Grandparents, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Big Bath House

by Kyo Maclear

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Community Action, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Visiting Home Country

The Other Side of Perfect

by Mariko Turk

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Multiracial Identity, The Arts