“This novel moves along with continuous action and a couple of surprise twists. Readers of the Friendship Dolls series will definitely want to read this addition.” — School Library Connection

In 1941, eleven-year-old Macy James lives with her father, the director of a small museum. Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight exquisite friendship dolls given to America by Japan in 1926, is part of the museum’s collection and one of Macy’s most treasured connections to her mother. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, many of Macy’s neighbors demand that Miss Tokyo be destroyed, and Macy starts having doubts. Does remaining loyal to Miss Tokyo mean being disloyal to America? Shirley Parenteau delivers another thoughtful historical novel inspired by a little-known true event.


Shirley Parenteau is the author of many books for young people, including the novels Ship of Dolls and Dolls of Hope, and the picture books Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath, all illustrated by David Walker. She lives in Elk Grove, California.

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