YOUNGER FICTION
Florence, Debbi Michiko

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

(3) 1-3 Illustrated by Elizabet Vuković. Japanese American Jasmine (Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen) is excited to celebrate the Japanese holiday Girl's Day. Confusing conflicts with best friend Linnie and sister Sophie threaten the fun, but Jasmine investigates what's wrong and solves the problems. The portrayal of Jasmine's sleuthing is believably childlike, and the lessons she learns aren't overly didactic. Black-and-white illustrations depict a lively, lived-in domestic world.

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