The Bonsai Babes

Item # 151482.

Written and illustrated by Lora Nakamura. Bonsai Babes is an L.A. based multicultural tale of two little girls with bonsai tree hair, symbolic of their struggles and unique beauty. Luna is a Mexican American girl from Downtown Los Angeles with dreams of playing professional soccer. Nana is a Japanese American girl from the San Gabriel Valley with dreams of realizing her psychic potential. Though worlds apart, their chance encounter forms a friendship that will change the course of their lives. Seen simply, the young reader may see it as a story of love and friendship, while the teenage and adult reader may delve into the deeper layers of fear, loss, cultural identity, and self-empowerment. Hardbound: 56 pp.

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