Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

byDebbi Michiko FlorenceIllustratorElizabet Vukovic

July 11, 2017|
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence
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A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection
An Amazon''s Best Children''s Books of 2017
A Beverly Clearly Children''s Choice Award Nominee
An Evanston Public Library''s 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017
A Chicago Public Library''s Best of the Best Books 2017
A 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award Winner
A We Are Kid Lit Collective 2019 Summer Reading List Pick

The first book in a new chapter book series featuring a spunky Japanese-American heroine!

Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker!

She''s also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. For once, Jasmine wishes SHE could do something before Sophie-something special, something different. The New Year approaches, and as the Toguchi family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate, Jasmine is jealous that her sister gets to help roll mochi balls by hand with the women. Her mom says that Jasmine is still too young to join in, so she hatches a plan to help the men pound the mochi rice instead. Surely her sister has never done THAT before.

But pounding mochi is traditionally reserved for boys. And the mochi hammer is heavier than it looks. Can Jasmine build her case and her mochi-making muscles in time for New Year''s Day?

Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of nonfiction books for children in the Kaleidoscope Kids Series, China and Japan. She is a third generation Japanese American, and many of her ideas for the Jasmine Toguchi series come from family experiences. Debbi lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two ducks, Darcy and Lizzie. Jasmin...
Title:Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
Product dimensions:128 pages, 7.85 X 5.65 X 0.39 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.85 X 5.65 X 0.39 in
Published:July 11, 2017
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780374308346

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