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So Far from the Bamboo Grove

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins HarperCollins (June 24, 2014)

In the final days of World War II, Koreans were determined to take back control of their country from the Japanese and end the suffering caused by the Japanese occupation. As an eleven-year-old girl living with...

A Million Shades of Gray

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 05, 2010)

A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.

A Moment Comes

by Jennifer Bradbury Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 25, 2013)

“Historical fiction that brings its history to bloody, poignant life: rare and notable.” --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Before India was divided, three teens, each from wildly different backgrounds, cross...

All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens

by Gloria Whelan Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 02, 2013)

Rosalind is caught between two worlds as Gandhi's nonviolent revolution takes hold in this companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage that "seamlessly weaves history and culture into a novel that stands on its...

Words on Fire

by Jennifer A. Nielsen & Kathleen McInerney Scholastic Inc. Audio (November 15, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen transports readers to a corner of history with this inspiring story of a girl who discovers the strength of her people united in resisting oppression. Danger...

Beyond Me

by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (June 30, 2020)

In the spirit of A Place to Belong, this remarkable novel-in-verse examines the aftershocks of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011 through the eyes of a young girl who learns that even the...

The Midnight Palace

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Jonathan Davis & Lucia Graves Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2011)

Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible...

Lost and Found

by Barbara McClintock Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (December 05, 2016)

When siblings Adèle and Simon visit their uncle in China, he buys them each gifts for their trip. Simon picks out a hat, a flute, a fan, and other small items, while his sister selects a camera to photograph...

A Single Pebble

by Bonnie Christensen Roaring Brook Press (November 10, 2013)

In 9th century China, a little girl sends a small jade pebble to travel with her father along the Silk Road. The pebble passes from his hand all the way to the Republic of Venice, the end of the Silk Road, where...

Little Sid

by Ian Lendler & Xanthe Bouma First Second (January 22, 2018)

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until...

The Forty Thieves

by Christy Lenzi little bee books (October 01, 2019)

This retelling of the One Thousand and One Nights tale "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," set in tenth-century Baghdad, is told from the perspective of Marjana, the girl who saves Ali Baba, and brings a fresh...

A Place to Belong

by Cynthia Kadohata & Jennifer Ikeda Simon & Schuster Audio (May 14, 2019)

Five starred reviews!

“Another gift from Kadohata to her readers.” --Booklist (starred review)

A Japanese American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese imprisonment camps, gives up their...

A Million Shades of Gray

by Cynthia Kadohata & Keith Nobbs Simon & Schuster Audio (January 05, 2010)

Y'Tin is brave.

No one in his village denies that--his mother may wish that he'd spend more time on school work than on elephant training, but still she knows that it takes a great deal of courage and calm to...

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

by Lensey Namioka & Emily Woo Zeller Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2013)

Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition....


by Jean Fritz Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2013)

This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying childhood in America, Jean...

The Bamboo Sword

by Margi Preus Amulet Books (September 14, 2015)

Master writer Margi Preus treats readers to an amazing adventure in 1853 Japan. This lyric novel follows Yoshi, a Japanese boy who dreams of becoming a samurai. Unfortunately, as part of the serving class, Yoshi...

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

by Ying Chang Compestine & Vinson Compestine Amulet Books (January 06, 2014)

  In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor...

The Forty Thieves

by Christy Lenzi little bee books (October 01, 2019)

This retelling of the One Thousand and One Nights tale "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," set in tenth-century Baghdad, is told from the perspective of Marjana, the girl who saves Ali Baba, and brings a fresh...

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling, Paul Bransom & J. M. Gleeson Racehorse (September 20, 2016)

For Mowgli movie fans, the must-have companion to The Jungle Book!

Children all around the world are fascinated by the animal kingdom, and that’s what makes the Just So Stories a perennial classic… Elephants,...

The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling & Ángel Domínguez Racehorse (June 14, 2016)

Mowgli movie fans will fall in love with this beautifully illustrated classic!

Since its inception in 1894, The Jungle Book has enchanted readers--both young and old--with its invaluable moral lessons. By bestowing...

The Ruined City

by John Wilson Orca Book Publishers (October 02, 2018)

Howard is a lonely, geeky tenth-grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking dreams. Then he meets Cate, a strange girl who convinces him...

Blood Ninja III: The Betrayal of the Living

by Nick Lake Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 07, 2012)

The fate of feudal Japan hangs in the balance in this bloody conclusion to the epic Blood Ninja trilogy.

Taro is at a crossroads: He has vanquished Lord Oda for good, but with no land and no title, he has no...

Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent...

History Of Korea For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Learn about the land of kimchi – Korea! It is an Asian powerhouse that stands next to Japan in terms of technological achievements. Through this educational book, your child can go on a virtual tour around...

History Of Japan For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

As an Asian powerhouse and tech hub, Japan’s history has molded its nation’s success. Go ahead and learn about the past and pick the lessons that you can apply. Learning through an interactive educational...

Cultural Beginnings and the Rise of Civilization: Life in the Fertile Crescent

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Trace the life in the Fertile Crescent with this past to present history reference book. This book contains data from the cultural beginnings to the rise of civilization. Ideal for students and history enthusiasts...

Circus Day in Japan: Bilingual English and Japanese Text

by Eleanor Coerr & Yumi Matsunari Tuttle Publishing (June 26, 2012)

This multicultural children's book contains both English and Japanese script along with beautiful, colorful illustrations.

Circus Day in Japan is the warmly-illustrated story of an exciting day spent by two Japanese...

Children of the Sun

by William Clark, Patricia Clark & Phyllis Brannen Tuttle Publishing (December 08, 2015)

Children of the Sun is a children's book about a little Christian boy's time spent growing up in 1960's Japan.

It contains photographs and illustrations to accompany the many fun and interesting stories, anecdotes...

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who saves Her Village

by Sunny Seki Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

**2012 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner!**

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous multicultural children's book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient...

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story

by Sandra Moore & Kazumi Wilds Tuttle Publishing (July 14, 2015)

**Winner of the 2015 Gelette Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book**

**Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace**

This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima,...

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

by Gloria Whelan Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 19, 2011)

Kindness has incredible consequences in this compelling novel set in colonial India from a "master storyteller" (Publishers Weekly) and National Book Award-winning author.

It is India, 1918, six months after...

Starry River of the Sky

by Grace Lin Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2012)

From bestselling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.

The moon is missing from...

Wind Rider

by Susan Williams HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Fern dreams of riding on a wild horse's back, as fleet as the wind. She makes pets of small animals and watches the bison herds as they pound over the endless grasses of the steppe. Chafing at the inequality...

Li Jun and the Iron Road

by Anne Tait & Paulette Bourgeois Dundurn (November 28, 2015)

Little Tiger's father left for Canada years ago, never to be heard from again. When her dying mother sends Little Tiger to find him, she finds work on the Canadian railway, disguised as a man. Threatened by...

Ticket to India

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (November 17, 2015)

A family trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul.

A map, two train tickets, and...

Chu Ju's House

by Gloria Whelan HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

One girl too many . . .

When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates...

Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja

Moonshadow #1

by Simon Higgins Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 07, 2010)

In the moonlight, the explosive fast draw became a horizontal streak of silver, flashing momentarily from the cover of the shadow. The tip of Moonshadow's sword ambushed the lurking foe, who stood, still drawing...