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

Anna’s Kokeshi Dolls: A Children’s Story Told in English and Japanese

by Tracy Gallup

Age 03 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Japanese/English, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 1st

Bompa’s Insect Expedition

by David Suzuki

Age 04 or older

Themes: Animals, Canadian Connection, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Outdoor Exploration, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, STEM

Brave Mrs. Sato

by Lori Matsukawa

Age 4 or older

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

Café Con Lychee

by Emery Lee

Age 13 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Romance, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports
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

Displacement

by Kiku Hughes

Age 12 or older

Themes: Activism, Award Winner, Detention, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 3rd, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate, Trauma & Healing: Intergenerational

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, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Gigi and Ojijii

by Melissa Iwai

Age 04 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generational Differences, 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

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

I’m an American

by Darshana Khiani

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Racial, Discrimination: Religious, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, LGBTQIA+, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by School, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

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 06 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, Brave Explorer (Jasmine Toguchi Series #5) (Wonderbook Edition)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

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

Jasmine Toguchi, Bridge Builder (Jasmine Toguchi Series #7)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

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

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

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Audiobook, 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, Wonderbook

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

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Audiobook, 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, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate, Wonderbook

Jasmine Toguchi, Peace-Maker (Jasmine Toguchi Series #6)

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Visiting Home Country, Welcoming by Individual

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

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

by Debbi Michiko Florence

Age 06 or older

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

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