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Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes Paperback – Illustrated, 6 September 2016

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tuttle Publishing; Illustrated edition (6 September 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 480531396X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-4805313961
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 - 18 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.05 x 1.27 x 25.4 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

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This graphic novel explores Japanese culture, food, and fashion and makes for a quick, enjoyable read. --Buzzfeed

...brimming with humorous insight into Japanese culture. --Tokyo Weekender

Diary of a Tokyo Teen is a fun multicultural journey...the book is devoid of heavy teenage angst and instead brings the reader on a journey of wonder, fascination, and self-discovery. Teenage readers may be inspired to create their own travel diaries on their own journeys. --Asian Fortune News

A sweet and funny book that will entice those with an interest in Japan, as well as fans of Lucy Knisley's Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. --School Library Journal

Readers won't just want to go to Japan by the end of this memoir--they'll want to go with Inzer. --Publishers Weekly

The art is funny, colorful, and imaginative, which enhances the reading experience. Although this book is technically a memoir, it reads like work of fiction. Inzer writes in an amusing way, highlighting the differences between her two cultures. --VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

This funny travelogue is a portal to both modern Japan and the life of a teenage girl experiencing new things while traveling...Teens hoping to travel to Japan--or anywhere, for that matter--will have a lot to gain from Inzer's warts-and-all account of her journey. --Booklist

Using a blend of photos and fun illustrations, Japanese-American writer/illustrator Christine Mari Inzer travels at 15 to Tokyo to reacquaint herself with the country while offering up her Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes packed with interesting observations and plenty of navel-gazing for other teenage visitors. --Travel Channel

About the Author

Christine Mari Inzer was born in Tokyo in 1997 to a Japanese mother and an American father. She spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. She is currently a college freshman.

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