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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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly

A disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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