Japanese/Japanese American

A Boy Named Isamu

by James Yang

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebration & Commemoration, 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
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

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, Death of Family or Friend, Multiracial Identity, 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

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, Mochi Queen (Jasmine Toguchi Series #1)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

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

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, 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

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: Celebration & Commemoration, Cross-Group Friendship, Welcoming by Individual

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites

by Jamie Michalak

Age 06 or older

Themes: Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Family Relationship: Parents, Food & Culture, Generation: 1st, Generational: 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

Satoko and Nada

by Yupechika

Age 13 or older

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

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: Celebration & Commemoration, Community Action, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Food & Culture, 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

The Shape of Home

by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Age 05 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Food & Culture, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming by School, Welcoming Library Selection

The Thing About Luck

by Cynthia Kadohata

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles
This Time Will be Different

This Time Will Be Different

by Misa Sugiura

Age 13 or older

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

Tokyo Ever After

by Emiko Jean

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

While I Was Away

by Waka T. Brown

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience