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Kids Review: Words to Make a Friend: A Story in Japanese and English (Donna Jo Napoli & Naoko Stoop)

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About This Book: A clever and innovative bilingual English/Japanese picture book about a Japanese girl and an American girl who prove you don't need to speak the same language to understand each other. When a young Japanese girl moves into her new house, she is happy to see a girl her...
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Kids Review: The Big Bath House (Kyo Maclear and Gracey Zhang)

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About This Book: A joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties You'll walk down the street / Your aunties sounding like clip-clopping horses / geta-geta-geta / in their wooden sandals / Until you arrive... / At...
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