Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (Paperback)

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Welcome to 8-year-old Jasmine’s life: always too young to do the fun things, always watching her older sister go first. Yuk! Well, this year, when it’s time for making Mochi, she has a secret plan to get involved. Get a glimpse of Japanese-American life and see how much Jasmine is just like you! Also, try out the recipe for Mochi included. Great new series!

— Jamie

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A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection
An Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2017
An Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017
A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2017

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?

About the Author


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. Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth is her fiction debut. Elizabet Vukovic received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She specializes in children's book illustration, but enjoys experimenting with character design, concept art, fashion illustration, and decorative art. She currently resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She illustrates the Jasmine Toguchi series, including Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374308346
ISBN-10: 0374308349
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Jasmine Toguchi