Tanabata Wish

2017 Honorable Mention – Young Adult/High School Literature

Tanabata Wish by Sara Fujimura (Wishes Enterprises, LLC)

Phoenix-native Skyler Doucet’s plans with her BFF are ruined when her mom and Japanese stepfather move the entire family to Nagoya, Japan for the summer before her senior year. But when David Takamatsu, a biracial Japanese-American boy, invades Skyler’s space (and her heart), this fish out of water in Japan starts to wonder if it’s the pond back home that might be too small.