Tea with Milk

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Allen Say
Age Group:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture

At home in San Francisco, May speaks Japanese and the family eats rice and miso soup. When she visits her friends' homes, she eats fried chicken and spaghetti. But when her family moves back to Japan, she soon feels lost and homesick for America. In Japan everyone calls her by her Japanese name, Masako. She has to wear kimonos and sit on the floor. May is sure that she will never feel at home in this country; a matchmaker is hired so she can get married. Outraged at the thought, May sets out to find her own way in the big city of Osaka.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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