Lively children’s book Bye,
Bye, Motabhai! follows the tortuous trail of a camel while he escapes his demoralizing vegetable-cart
job with the help of four adventurous children.
Kakugawa clears the touristy haze on our
visions of Hawaii to show how the Pearl Harbor bombing and a volcano
eruption jolted a destitute young Japanese American girl into living
with introspection and grace.
Jenna Le’s Six Rivers oozes
with nostalgia for her distant motherland and her intellectual ancestors, yet,
by writing so vividly about these far-off people and places, Le conjures them