Jet Black and the Ninja Wind


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$9.99  $9.29
Tuttle Publishing
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5.3 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Award-winning multi-genre writer Leza Lowitz has published more than seventeen books, including the Amazon best-selling title, Yoga Poems. Her numerous awards include the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Poetry Award, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, grants from the NEA and NEH, and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Shambhala Sun, Harpers, Best Buddhist Writing, the New York Times online, and on NPR's The Sound of Writing.

Shogo Oketani is a martial artist, editor, translator and author of the critically acclaimed middle grade novel J-Boys: Kazuo's World, Tokyo 1965. Together with Lowitz, he was honored with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature from Columbia University. Lowitz and Oketani live in Japan with their young son.


"Jet Black and the Ninja Wind is a fun, cool book to read--it is based on a great idea and it delivers breathtaking situations and fight scenes that are expected when reading a ninja novel."
"Adventure, fantasy, ancient wisdom, and imminent danger--Jet Black meets them all head on. Like the Hunger Game's Katniss Everdeen, she is a fighter with heart. A new teen hero has arrived." --Barry Lancet, author of Japantown
"In this meticulously researched adventure, the husband-and-wife team of Oketani and Lowitz evoke the atmosphere and richness of Japanese culture and mythology, delving into the lore of the ninja. The physical descriptions are lush, the action sequences almost cinematic, and the details are steeped in authenticity." --Publishers Weekly
"Action, adventure, and artistry join forces in this enthralling story of a teen girl descended from ninjas. Jet Black's quest to find a hidden treasure, and to save her ancestors' history and homeland, takes her on a heart-pounding journey from New Mexico to Japan. Along the way she uncovers layers of history and family secrets, and discovers how to use ninjutsu to survive. Readers will cheer for this refreshingly original action heroine as she travels across cultures and into her heart to find hidden treasures of her own: power, courage, and family." --Diana Renn, author of Tokyo Heist
"It's already won numerous awards--and it's easy to see why. With its taste for action and adventure tempered by historical and cultural insights, a powerfully-drawn protagonist whose motivations and concerns are clearly inspected, and a story line replete with 'bigger picture' world concerns, Jet Black and the Ninja Wind is a truly satisfying read for many audiences operating on many levels." --Midwest Book Review
"By the time I finished the first chapter, I was sold: Jet is the first female ninja I've encountered that felt relatable, as though if I stood in her shoes, I'd react just the same way: with some reluctance and fear, slowly growing into strength and determination."
"Jet Black and the Ninja Wind is one of the best novels where the action is based in Japan I've ever read. It is a Young Adult novel about the last living female ninja and her quest to save her tribe and her own life." blog
"A promising premise with lots of action..."