Debbi Michiko Florence

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I write full time in my cozy studio, The Word Nest. I am the author of the chapter book series Jasmine Toguchi about a spunky Japanese American 8yo girl. The books are Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen; Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth; Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl; and Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper (FSG/207 and 2018). Jasmine Toguchi Mochi Queen was a Junior Library Guild selection, Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2017, a Bank Street 2018 Best Children’s Books of the Year, on the 2018 Amelia Bloomer List, and on The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) 2018 Choices List (Best of the Year). Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl is a 2019 Cybils Award winner, a Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award winner, a Junior Library Guild selection, on the ...more

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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

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Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

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Dorothy and Toto Little Dog...

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I'm so happy to see a fabulous chapter book starring a mixed race character. My daughter (who is biracial) would have loved this book when she was a child, as she was constantly on the look out for characters that looked like her. Snow Place Like Hom ...more
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A delicious tale (in text and art) about Momofuku Ando's inspiration and journey in inventing instant ramen in post-war Japan to feed the hungry. I love this book!
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No maybes about it, MAYBE A MERMAID makes a big splash in this debut MG novel. A story about True Blue Friends, it will make you laugh, cry, and brim joy. I look forward to reading many more books by this author!
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Loved this book! It was familiar & new, comforting & exciting. Zuri Benitez’s Brooklyn is not my world, but neither was Lizzie Bennet’s Hertfordshire - and both Zoboi & Austen made me feel at home. Five ❤s! Oh and how I loved those sparks ...more
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