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THE MOCHI MAKERS ​by Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson

Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books (March 19, 2024)

ISBN13: 9781665931540

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Emi and Obaachan spend the day making mochi together in this gentle and joyous picture book celebrating family, tradition, and the memories that matter most. It’s a recipe that’s been passed down for generations. Obaachan brought it with her when she first came to America from Japan and now, Emi is about to become her family’s newest mochi maker!

Coming in 2025:

SHELL SONG ​by Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson

Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books (spring 2025)

Publisher's Weekly Announcement: Danielle Collins at S&S/Beach Lane Books has acquired Shell Song, a family-history-based picture book by author-illustrator Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson. When a girl's Japanese American grandfather is unjustly arrested and sent to an incarceration camp in Hawaii during WWII, collecting seashells becomes a source of comfort and hope for him, his family, and future generations. Publication is scheduled for spring 2025; Anne Moore Armstrong at the Bright Agency sold world rights.
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