Books by Yuko Shimizu

A CRACK IN THE SEA by H.M. Bouwman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This novel touches on sensitive and tragic moments in history and gives them fantastical remediation for a provocative, immersive read. (afterword, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the "second world" dwell people who did not arrive of their own volition. But in that world exist communities and harmony, between and among the Raftworlders (with dark brown skin and tightly curled hair) and the Islanders (with lighter-brown skin and straight hair). Read full book review >
A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A likable and occasionally provocative set of variations on kid-lit themes."
An assortment of fairy tales revised and thrust into the present day. Read full book review >
BARBED WIRE BASEBALL by Marissa Moss
Released: April 9, 2013

"A worthy companion for Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee's Baseball Saved Us (1993). (author's note, artist's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Kenichi Zenimura built a baseball legacy in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Read full book review >
MORIBITO by Nahoko Uehashi
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"Jam-packed with monstrous combat, ethnic conflicts and complex mythologies, Balsa and Chagum's story will win many new fans for this series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
This newly translated 1996 Japanese fantasy has spawned nine sequels, a radio drama, a manga comic book and an anime television series in Japan. Read full book review >