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Beacon Hill Boys

Paperback

Author: Mochizuki, Ken
ISBN: 9780439249065 Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

The long-awaited first novel about growing up Asian American by award-winning author Ken Mochizuki, now in paperback

Like other Japanese American families in the Beacon Hill area of Seattle, 16-year-old Dan Inagaki's parents expect him to be an example of the "model minority." But unlike Dan's older brother, with his 4.0 GPA and Ivy League scholarship, Dan is tired of being called "Oriental" by his teachers, and sick of feeling invisible; Dan's growing self-hatred threatens his struggle to claim an identity. Sharing his anger and confusion are his best friends, Jerry Ito, Eddie Kanagae, and Frank Ishimoto, and together these Beacon Hill Boys fall into a spiral of rebellion that is all too all-American.

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