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Tomo : Friendship through Fiction - an Anthology of Japan Teen Stories
Tomo : Friendship through Fiction - an Anthology of Japan Teen Stories
Publisher : Stone Bridge Pr
Published Date : 2012/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781611720068

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Review:
Kirkus Reviews 2012 February #2
Booklist Reviews 2012 April #2
Core CATS Multicultural
Library Media Connection Reviews 2013 January/February
School Core - Middle School - Fiction
Table of Contents
 
Foreword: One Year After                           11 (6)
          Holly Thompson
    Shocks and Tremors
      Lost                                         17 (8)
          Andrew Fukuda
      Shuya's Commute                              25 (9)
          Liza Dalby
      Half Life                                    34 (11)
          Deni Y. Bechard
      Kazoku                                       45 (12)
          Tak Toyoshima
      Aftershocks                                  57 (12)
          Ann Tashi Slater
    Friends and Enemies
      Bad Day for Baseball                         69 (10)
          Graham Salisbury
      Half a Heart                                 79 (21)
          Mariko Nagai
      The Bridge to Lillooet                       100(12)
          Trevor Kew
      Blue Shells                                  112(6)
          Naoko Awa
          Toshiya Kamei
      Borne by the Wind                            118(15)
          Charles De Wolf
    Ghosts and Spirits
      The Ghost Who Came to Breakfast              133(8)
          Alan Gratz
      House of Trust                               141(7)
          Sachiko Kashiwaba
          Avery Fischer Udagawa
      Staring at the Haiku                         148(13)
          John Paul Catton
      Kodama                                       161(9)
          Debbie Ridpath Ohi
      Where the Silver Droplets Fall               170(7)
      transcribed and translated from Ainu into
      Japanese
          Yukie Chiri
          Deborah Davidson
    Powers and Feats
      Yamada-san's Toaster                         177(7)
          Kelly Luce
      Jet Black and the Ninja Wind                 184(13)
          Leza Lowitz
          Shogo Oketani
      Hachiro                                      197(5)
          Ryusuke Saito
          Sako Ikegami
      The Lost Property Office                     202(9)
          Marji Napper
      Anton and Kiyohime                           211(16)
          Fumio Takanon
          Hart Larrabee
    Talents and Curses
      Love Right on the Yesterday                  227(11)
          Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
      The Dragon and the Poet                      238(4)
          Kenji Miyazawa
          Misa Dikengil Lindberg
      Just Wan-derful                              242(9)
          Louise George Kittaka
      Ichinichi on the Yamanote                    251(11)
          Claire Dawn
      A Song for Benzaiten                         262(13)
          Catherine Rose Torres
    Insiders and Outsiders
      Fleecy Clouds                                275(9)
          Arie Nashiya
          Juliet Winters Carpenter
      The Zodiac Tree                              284(11)
          Thersa Matsuura
      One                                          295(12)
          Sarah Ogawa
      Love Letter                                  307(5)
          Megumi Fujino
          Lynne E. Riggs
      Signs                                        312(12)
          Kaitlin Stainbrook
      Wings on the Wind                            324(7)
          Yuichi Kimura
          Alexander O. Smith
    Families and Connections
      The Law of Gravity                           331(7)
          Yuko Katakawa
          Deborah Iwabuchi
      The Mountain Drum                            338(8)
          Chloe Dalby
      Paper Lanterns                               346(9)
          Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
      I Hate Harajuku Girls                        355(11)
          Katrina Toshiko Grigg-Saito
      Peace on Earth                               366(9)
          Suzanne Kamata
Glossary                                           375(3)
Contributors                                       378
 

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal" - Kirkus Reviews "Offers a unique and wide-ranging taste of Japanese life" - Booklist "The collection is extremely varied, featuring urban and rural settings, contemporary situations and timeless folk tales, humor, and adventure...Numerous stories involve mixed-race parents and children, affording good insights into cultural assimilation. Tomo is an excellent story collection, presenting a rich and varied immersion in Japanese culture from a teen perspective." - VOYA "Published on the one-year anniversary of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake, this collection of short stories and poems about Japanese teens is weird and wonderful, studded with the unique color of Japanese teen pop culture, as well as the impact of defining events from the twenty-first century to the present: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster." - Barnes & Noble Review "Thirty-six stories by writers somehow connected to Japan, five contributors with ties to Tohoku -- each piece concisely aligns the disparate puzzle of the teenage map...Tomo reverberates with the authentic voice of Japanese and bicultural teens as they face down the confusing adult world before and after 3/11." - The Japan Times "From Pasmo travel cards to Harajuku girls to face-offs between a Kendo club and a dance group at the school gym, Japan is placed vividly in the reader's heart and mind. And that heart would have to be made of the proverbial stone not to feel for the people affected by the earthquake. But Tomo inspires more than sympathy--it ignites us to empathy." - The Asian Review of Books "The thirty-six stories of Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction--An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories cover a wide range of genres (prose, verse, graphic narratives) and feature nine stories translated from the Japanese...most of the authors, many of whom write for adults, will be new to American teens." - The Horn Book This aptly named fiction anthology--tomo means "friend" in Japanese--is a true labor of friendship to benefit teens in Japan whose lives were upended by the violent earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Authors from Japan and around the world have contributed works of fiction set in or related to Japan.Young adult English-language readers will be able to connect with their Japanese counterparts through stories of contemporary Japanese teens, ninja and yokai teens, folklore teens, mixed-heritage teens, and non-Japanese teens who call Japan home. Tales of friendship, mystery, love, ghosts, magic, science fiction, and history will propel readers to Japan past and present and to Japanese universes abroad. Portions of the proceeds of Tomo will be donated to the Japanese non-profit, HOPE FOR TOMORROW, to support ongoing relief efforts for teens in Japan. Edited and with a foreword by Holly Thompson, Tomo contributing authors include Naoko Awa, Deni Bechard, Jennifer Fumiko Cahill, Liza Dalby, Megumi Fujino, Andrew Fukuda, Alan Gratz, Katrina Toshiko Grigg-Saito, Suzanne Kamata, Sachiko Kashiwaba, Kelly Luce, Shogo Oketani and Leza Lowitz, Ryusuke Saito, Graham Salisbury, Fumio Takano, and Wendy Tokunaga, among others. Holly Thompson is a longtime writing teacher and resident of Japan and author of the young adult verse novel Orchards, which won the 2012 Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award for Young Adult Literature .She serves as the regional advisor for the Tokyo chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.