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Lensey Namioka

Lensey Namioka has written many popular books, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break (Laurel-Leaf).


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An Ocean Apart, a World Away

By: Lensey Namioka

While most 16-year-old girls are planning their weddings, Xueyan, known as Yanyan, has no interest at all in marriage. She is fascinated by medicine. In China in 1921, women rarely attend university, let alone medical school....

Half and Half

By: Lensey Namioka

FIONA CHENG IS half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than her Scottish half. Lately...

Mismatch

By: Lensey Namioka

Sue Hua just moved from racially diverse Seattle to a suburban white-bread town where she feels like the only Asian American for miles. Then she meets Andy, a handsome and passionate violin player who happens to be...


PHANTOM TIGER MOUNTAIN

By: Lensey Namioka

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

By: Lensey Namioka

Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition. But Ailin...

Who's Hu

By: Lensey Namioka


Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs

By: Lensey Namioka

The Yang family is known for its talented musicians. The best in the group is Eldest Brother, Ying Wu, who spends most of his time practicing his violin. Everyone thinks he will become a famous violinist...

Yang the Second and Her Secret Admirers

By: Lensey Namioka
illustrated by: Kees de Kiefte

The delightful companion to the popular Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear and Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family.

Yinglan Yang couldn't care less that her brother and sister have adopted...

Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family

By: Lensey Namioka

Yingmei Yang has changed her name to Mary now that she's learning how to be American. It's hard since her family sticks to their Chinese customs, which can be embarrassing in public. Still, Mary wants...


Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear

By: Lensey Namioka

Everyone in the Yang family is a talented musician except for nine-year-old Yingtao, the youngest Yang. Even after years of violin lessons from his father, Yingtao cannot make beautiful music.

Now that...