Books by Dom Lee

BE WATER, MY FRIEND by Ken Mochizuki
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A brief page of facts continues the story through stardom and early death. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Mochizuki chronicles the famed and iconic actor's early life for young readers. Read full book review >
SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS by Paula Yoo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2005

"This hero's inspirational story demonstrates determination and dedication by a man who never gave up and is still an active athlete today at the age of 84. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Handsomely illustrated and compassionately written without sentimentality, this picture book biography exemplifies what this genre should be: humanizing and meaningful. Read full book review >
JOURNEY HOME by Jr. McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

This enormously touching book from McKay (Caravan, 1995) tells the story of Mai and her mother's journey to Vietnam in search of the mother's birth family. Read full book review >
HEROES by Ken Mochizuki
by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"But Heroes is also a tribute to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese- American regiment, and serves as a reminder of their important contribution. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Set in the 1960s, this is the story of Donnie Okada, a young Japanese-American boy, who always has to play the enemy in war games with his friends because he ``looks like them.'' His friends show off WW II medals from their fathers, but don't believe Donnie when he says his father and uncle served in the U.S. Army in Europe and Korea. Read full book review >
BASEBALL SAVED US by Ken Mochizuki
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1993

"Fine debuts for author, illustrator, and publisher. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Drawing on his Japanese-American parents' experiences, a new author uses his narrator's struggle to become a better, and more accepted, ballplayer to portray a WW II internment camp. Read full book review >