It's Not Like It's a Secret
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About the Author
Misa Sugiura's ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. Her first novel, It's Not Like It's a Secret, was the winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for YA Literature. Her second novel, This Time Will Be Different, was the HarperCollins Children's Books Lead Read. Misa lives under a giant oak tree in Silicon Valley with her husband, two sons, and three cats. Visit her online at www.misasugiura.com.
"Sugiura thoughtfully explores intersecting issues of race, immigrant-family relationships, queer romance, and, less explicitly, class dynamics without implying the significance of one over the others. Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A queer coming-of-age story that also tackles big topics like adultery, racism, and the cultural conflicts of immigrant families." -- Brightly
"An essential and delightful choice that realistically celebrates a teen's discovery of trust in herself and in others." -- School Library Journal