My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

Title

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

Authors

Rachel Cohn

Publisher

Hyperion

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781368008396

Pages

346 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

On her sixteenth birthday, Elle Zoellner leaves the foster care system to live with the father she never knew in Tokyo, Japan.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality; Disability and Health; Foster Care; Single Parent; Incarceration; Multiracial; Bilingual; Multiethnic; Gay/Lesbian; Addiction; foster teenager; foster parents; single mother; single father; mother in prison; bilingual family; bilingual teenager; multiracial child; multiethnic mother; lesbian aunt; lesbian adult; substance abuse; drug abuse; adult with an addiction

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese) / Brown-Skinned

Family Formation

single father; incarcerated mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018

Keywords

Tokyo, Japan; father-daughter relationships; dating; privilege; wealth; teenagers; racially diverse school; social status; cultural differences; family changes; international school; absentee family

Diversity Impact

direct

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

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