Books by Ken Mochizuki

BE WATER, MY FRIEND by Ken Mochizuki
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 >
BEACON HILL BOYS by Ken Mochizuki
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Lifelike and true to that most befuddling of times. (Fiction. YA)"
Dan Inagaki is tired of being labeled "Oriental" and equally tired of the pressure from his parents to be the perfect Japanese-American son. Read full book review >
HEROES by Ken Mochizuki
by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee
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
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 >