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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y JEA (Text) 33500013402169 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y JEA (Text) 33500013402177 New Checked out 10/19/2021
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya JEA (Text) 35500006507352 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250766601
  • ISBN: 1250766605
  • ISBN: 9781250818317
  • ISBN: 1250818311
  • Physical Description: 322 pages : genealogy chart ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series information from Goodreads. Book club information from jacket.
Summary, etc.:
After learning that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, Izumi travels to Tokyo, where she discovers that Japanese imperial life--complete with designer clothes, court intrigue, paparazzi scandals, and a forbidden romance with her handsome but stoic bodyguard--is a tough fit for the outspoken and irreverent eighteen-year-old from northern California.
It isn't easy being Japanese American in a small, mostly white, northern California town, being raised by a single mother. When Izumi Tanaka discover her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, it means irreverent Izzy is literally a princess. She travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew-- and discovers being a princess isn't all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling bodyguard, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight. Back home she was never 'American' enough, here she must prove she is 'Japanese' enough. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18. Flatiron Books.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    *Starred Review* Izumi has never known her father, but she has a close and healthy relationship with her Japanese American biology-professor mother, and she accepts her mother's story of a one-night stand with a visiting Japanese student while finishing her degree at Harvard to account for her origin. When a friend of Izumi's figures out that her dad is actually the Crown Prince of Japan, Izumi reaches out to him, but after the press uncovers the secret, nothing is ever the same. Comparisons will be drawn to Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries, but Jean explores an entirely new element, as Izumi struggles to adapt to a homogenous society where, although she may look like both royals and commoners, she is clearly an outsider. Jean also nails the feeling of being a minority in a small rural Northern Californian town, with the comfort of her AGG (Asian Girl Gang—with the three other Asian girls in her town), as well as her ambivalence and discomfort in exploring Japanese traditions during her time abroad. Text messages and newspaper articles are clever ways to advance plot while communicating tone and culture. There's a requisite romance with taciturn bodyguard Akio, and the Crown Prince's somewhat unlikely transformation into loving and supportive father, but Jean also busts stereotypes (Izumi is not a star student). A refreshing and spot-on depiction of Japanese Americans exploring their heritage that will appeal to teen Asian girls as well as a wider pool of readers. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    *Starred Review* Izumi has never known her father, but she has a close and healthy relationship with her Japanese American biology-professor mother, and she accepts her mother's story of a one-night stand with a visiting Japanese student while finishing her degree at Harvard to account for her origin. When a friend of Izumi's figures out that her dad is actually the Crown Prince of Japan, Izumi reaches out to him, but after the press uncovers the secret, nothing is ever the same. Comparisons will be drawn to Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries, but Jean explores an entirely new element, as Izumi struggles to adapt to a homogenous society where, although she may look like both royals and commoners, she is clearly an outsider. Jean also nails the feeling of being a minority in a small rural Northern Californian town, with the comfort of her AGG (Asian Girl Gang—with the three other Asian girls in her town), as well as her ambivalence and discomfort in exploring Japanese traditions during her time abroad. Text messages and newspaper articles are clever ways to advance plot while communicating tone and culture. There's a requisite romance with taciturn bodyguard Akio, and the Crown Prince's somewhat unlikely transformation into loving and supportive father, but Jean also busts stereotypes (Izumi is not a star student). A refreshing and spot-on depiction of Japanese Americans exploring their heritage that will appeal to teen Asian girls as well as a wider pool of readers. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

When Emiko Jean isn’t writing, she is reading. Before she became a writer, she was an entomologist, a candlemaker, a florist, and most recently, a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children (unruly twins). She is also the author of Empress of all Seasons and We'll Never Be Apart.

Subject: Japanese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Duty > Juvenile fiction.
Princesses > Juvenile fiction.
Japan > Juvenile fiction.
California > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Japanese Americans > Fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology) > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Duty > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
Japan > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
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