Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

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Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year's.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374304126
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Vukovic, Elizabet - Illustrator


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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

It's nearly New Year's Eve, and to eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi that means one thing: making mochi with her family. But this year will be extra special, because this year Jasmine plans to be the youngest child, and the first girl, to pound rice flour with the men and boys. This is the first boo... Read More »

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LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

This is a great beginning chapter book for those kids who are ready for something more than Junie B Jones or Princess Posey. Jasmine is a spitfire, and kids will love her tenacity and determination.

ArapahoeMary Dec 12, 2017

Only 8, Jasmine is told she is still too young to join in the annual New Year's mochi-making celebration called Mochi-tsuki. Jasmine is determined to find a way to help, though - not by rolling the mochi balls, which is the women's job, but by pounding the mochi like the male relatives. Will she find a way to prove her strength?Young readers newer to chapter books will enjoy reading about Jasmine's tight-knit family and personal determination, as well as learning about a Japanese tradition which may be unfamiliar.


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