Summary: Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any previously written--a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times.
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OTS
Summary: Japanese American Mika is the newest member of the Lotus Lane Girls, with her very own new diary, but she is still troubled by tensions between her different friends, and worried about her project for the school newspaper.
Publisher / Publication Date: 2013
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MAY
Summary: A tale of growing up Japanese-American in Hawaii. The narrator is Lovey Nariyoshi, a girl from a poor family who dreams of becoming white. In the course of everyday events, she describes a society where she can find no reflection of her own culture, a state of affairs which gives her an inferiority complex. A look at the reality behind the hype of multiculturalism.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 1996
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YAM
Summary: On December 7, 1941, thirteen-year old Alice's life changes completely as she experiences an act of war, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and her father's imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp, leaving Alice and the rest of her family struggling to adjust to life without him.
Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a capstone imprint 2019