Japanese and Japanese American

Japanese and Japanese American

Picture Books

  • Barasch, Lynn. Hiromi’s Hands. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2007.
  • Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako. Illustrated by Ed Young. Logan, IA: Perfection Learning, 1997. (picture book version)
  • Falwell, Cathryn. Butterflies for Kiri. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2003.
  • Gollub, Matthew. Ten Oni Drummers. Illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2000.
  • Kajikawa, Kimiko. Tsunami! Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Philomel Books, 2009.
  • Maruki, Toshi. Hiroshima No Pika. New York: HarperCollins, 1982.
  • Mochizuki, Ken. Baseball Saved Us. Illustrated by Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1995.
  • Mochizuki, Ken. Heroes. Illustrated by Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1995.
  • Noguchi, Rick and Deneen Jenks. Flowers from Mariko. Illustrated by Michelle Reiko Kumata. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2001.
  • *Okagaki, K.A. Bait for Lunch. Edmond, OK: 4RV Publishing, 2009.
  • Preus, Margi. The Peace Bell. Illustrated by Hideko Takahashi. New York: Henry Holt, 2008.
  • Reibstein, Mark. Wabi Sabi. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2008.
  • Sakai, Kimiko. Sachiko Means Happiness. Illustrated by Tomie Arai. San Diego: Children’s Book Press, 1990.
  • Say, Allen. The Bicycle Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982.
  • Say, Allen. Emma’s Rug. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
  • Say, Allen. Erika-San. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
  • Say, Allen. Grandfather’s Journey. San Anselmo, CA: Sandpiper Books, 1994.
  • Say, Allen. Kamishibai Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Say, Allen. The Lost Lake. San Anselmo, CA: Sandpiper Books, 1992.
  • Say, Allen. Music for Alice. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
  • Say, Allen. The Sign Painter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • Say, Allen. The Stranger in the Mirror. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  • Say, Allen. Tea with Milk. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
  • Say, Allen. Tree of Cranes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
  • Terasaki, Stanley Todd. Ghosts for Breakfast. Illustrated by Shelly Shinjo. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2002.
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. The Bracelet. Illustrated by Joanna Yardley. Logan, IA: Perfection Learning, 1996.
  • Uegaki, Chieri.Suki’s Kimono. Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch. New York: Kids Can Press, 2003.
  • Yamamura, Anji. Hannah Duck. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Books Publishers, 2008. (translation)
  • Yashima, Taro. Crow Boy. New York: Viking, 1955.
  • Yashima, Taro. Umbrella. New York: Viking, 1958.

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. New York: Puffin Books, 1977.
  • Ferrari, Michael. Born to Fly. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Under the Blood-Red Sun. New York: Laurel Leaf Books, 2005.
  • Salisbury, Graham. House of the Red Fish. New York: Laurel Leaf Books, 2008. (sequel to Under the Blood-Red Sun)
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. A Jar of Dreams. New York: Atheneum Books, 1981.
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. Journey to Topaz. New York: Scribner, 1971.

Young Adult Books

  • *Bradford, Chris. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior. New York: Disney/Hyperion, 2009.
  • Hirahara, Naomi. 1001 Cranes. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.
  • Kadohata, Cynthia. Kira-Kira. New York: Athenuem Books, 2006.
  • Kadohata, Cynthia. Weedflower. New York: Atheneum Books, 2006.
  • Kadohata, Cynthia. Outside Beauty. New York: Athenuem Books, 2009.
  • *Lane, Dakota. Gothic Lolita. New York: Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, 2008.
  • *Meechan, Kierin. Hannah’s Winter. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller, 2009.
  • Mochizuki, Ken. Beacon Hill Boys. New York: Scholastic. 2002.
  • Nakazawa, Keiji. Barefoot Gen. Translated by Project Gen. San Francisco: Last Gasp Books. (graphic novels)
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima. 2004.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 2: The Day After. 2004.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 3: Life After the Bomb. 2005.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 4: Out of the Ashes. 2005.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 5: The Never-Ending War. 2008.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 6: Writing the Truth. 2008.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 7: Bones into Dust. 2009.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 8: Merchants of Death. 2009.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 9: Breaking Down Borders. 2010.
    • Barefoot Gen Volume 10: Never Give Up. 2010.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Eyes of the Emperor. New York: Laurel Leaf Books, 2007.
  • Say, Allen. The Inn-Keeper’s Apprentice. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
  • Uehashi, Nahoko. Moriboto: Guardian of the Spirit. Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. Translated by Cathy Hirano. New York: Scholastic, 2008.
  • Uehashi, Nahoko. Moriboto II: Guardian of the Darkness. Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. Translated by Cathy Hirano. New York: Scholastic, 2009.
  • Yamanaka, Lois-Ann. Name Me Nobody. New York: Hyperion Books, 1999.

Folktales

  • *Nishizuka, Koko. The Beckoning Cat. New York: Holiday House, 2009.
  • Snyder, Diane. The Boy of the Three-Year Nap. Illustrated by Allen Say. San Anselmo, CA: Sandpiper Books, 1993. (picture book)
  • San Souci, Robert D. The Silver Charm: A Folktale from Japan. Illustrated by Yoriko Ito. New York: Doubelday, 2002. (picture book)
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. The Dancing Kettle and Other Japanese Folk Tales. Illustrated by Richard C. Jones. Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Company, 1986. (children’s chapter book)

Nonfiction

  • Collins, David R. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki: Teaching Music from the Heart. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2002. (children’s chapter book)
  • Gollub, Matthew. Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs! Life and Poems of Issa. Illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1998. (picture book)
  • Gomi, Taro. Everyone Poops. Translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Books Publishers, 1993. (picture book)
  • Hale, Christy. The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2009. (picture book)
  • Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar. New York: Bantam Books, 1986. (young adult)
  • *Layson, Annelex Hofstra, with Herman J. Viola. Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Books, 2009.
  • Mochizuki, Ken. Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story. Illustrated by Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1997. (picture book)
  • Nanao, Jan. Contemplating Your Bellybutton. Illustrated by Tomoko Hasegawa. Translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1995. (picture book)
  • Oppenheim, Joanne. Dear Miss Breed. New York: Scholastic, 2006. (young adult)
  • *Turnbull, Stephen. Real Ninja: Over 20 Stories of Japan’s Secret Assassins. Brooklyn, NY: Enchanted Lion Books, 2008. (picture book)
  • *Watanabe, Etsuko. My Japan. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller, 2009. (picture book)
  • Weston, Mark. Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars. Illustrated by Katie Yamasaki. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2008. (picture book)

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