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Lensey Namioka

Lensey Namioka

·3.73·4,851 Ratings
“ The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ” ― Chinese Proverb
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  • Half and Half

    2004·
    ·3.38·236 Ratings
    FIONA CHENG IS half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than her Scottish half. Lately even Fiona’s confused
  • America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories

    1993·
    ·3.6·157 Ratings
    Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique asthe friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here arefourteen stories about young people told by some of America's beststorytellers: Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade Bambara,
  • An Ocean Apart, a World Away

    2002·
    ·3.66·275 Ratings
    While most 16-year-old girls are planning their weddings, Xueyan, known as Yanyan, has no interest at all in marriage. She is fascinated by medicine. In China in 1921, women rarely attend university, let alone medical school. Still, Yanyan is determined t
  • Mismatch

    2007·
    ·3.39·321 Ratings
    Sue Hua just moved from racially diverse Seattle to a suburban white-bread town where she feels like the only Asian American for miles. Then she meets Andy, a handsome and passionate violin player who happens to be Asian American. Sue feels an instant att
  • April and the Dragon Lady

    2007·
    ·3.48·125 Ratings
    April Chen is happily planning to go away to college, and she has a great new boyfriend, Steve. But as the only girl in her family, April is expected to take care of her grandmother. And Grandma, "the Dragon Lady," hates Steve and has other plans for
  • Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear

    1994·
    ·3.51·277 Ratings
    Everyone in the Yang family is a talented musician except for nine-year-old Yingtao, the youngest Yang. Even after years of violin lessons from his father, Yingtao cannot make beautiful music.Now that his family has moved from China to Seattle, Yingtao wa
  • Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

    2000·
    ·3.84·2,566 Ratings
    Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition. But Ailin loves to run away from her governe
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