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Beautiful Books for Cherry Blossom Season!

"To tell a story is to plant a seed and let it grow." --Melissa Fu, Peach Blossom Spring

Cherry Blossom season is here and blooming! If you are unfortunately unable to attend the viewing, we hope you enjoy these beautiful books until you are able to see the blooms! 

Sakura's Cherry Blossoms by Robert Paul Weston and Misa Saburi

A beautiful story of a young girl who misses her grandmother after immigrating from Japan to the United States. In this unfamiliar landscape with an new language, Sakura isn't fitting in and the homesickness is growing. Then, her new friend Luke takes her on a trip to see the cherry blossom trees in her new neighborhood.

Cherry Blossoms: Sakura Collections from the Library of Congress by Katherine Blood and Mari Nakahara

This beautiful book is a collection of original works of art from the Library of Congress celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu

Set in China in 1938, this beautiful and harrowing story is one of war, migration, and the power of stories. Having fled the Japanese advance on China, Renshu now lives in America as Henry Dao and refuses to tell his daughter, Lily, anything of his childhood in China. This story, told in three different generations of a single family, is all about sacrifices made for family. 

When the Sakura Bloom by Narisa Togo 

This absolutely stunning picture book is about the cultural significance of cherry blossom season in Japan. 

Interested in buying? Check out the list here!