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Middle Grade
"A poetic tale of overcoming school bullies."--Japan Times. Jason lives in Japan, has an orange belt in aikido, and doesn’t want trouble, but some kids at school just won’t leave him alone.
Young Adult
Leaving her beloved Japan after the tsunami, Emma feels as if she has left half of herself behind, but a volunteer job offers the healing properties of both poetry and romance.
After a classmate’s unexpected death, bi-racial Kana Goldberg is sent to her family’s farm in Japan to reflect on her participation in events that led up to the suicide.
Tomo This collection features thirty-six stories—including ten in translation and two graphic narratives—by authors and artists from around the world, all of whom share a connection to Japan. Tales of friendship, mystery, love, ghosts, magic, sci-fi and history take readers to Japan past and present and to Japanese communities abroad. Proceeds benefit teens affected by the 3/11/2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Children's
Bicultural Nanami goes seaweed gathering with her Japanese and American grandmothers. While translating for the two women she comes to understand they were at war when they were her age.
New Adult, Adult
"A wonderfully insightful novel about a young woman living within two cultures. Thompson adeptly explores the lasting bonds of friendship and the courage needed to face the past in order to embrace the future."—Gail Tsukiyama, author of Women of the Silk and The Samurai’s Garden
Short Stories, Poems, Articles and Essays
Holly Thompson's short stories, poems, articles and essays can be found in these anthologies, journals and magazines.

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Short stories, Poems, Articles and Essays

Holly Thompson's short stories, poems and essays can be found in these anthologies, journals and magazines.


Holly Thompson's short story "How to Build a House" is featured in Kyoto Journal 84

ANA Wingspan
Holly Thompson's nonfiction appears regularly in Wingspan, the inflight magazine of All Nippon Airways.

Holly Thompson's poems "Getaway," "Mid-Afternoon Tea," "Trans-Siberian," "Lotus Wanting" and "Charm" appear in the 2014 edition of Poetry Kanto

Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, features Holly Thompson's poem "Comet Hunter" with a mini-lesson.

Poetry Friday Anthology (Pomelo Books), edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, features Holly Thompson's poem "Cod" with a mini-lesson.

"South of Tokyo" in Notre Dame Review
Holly Thompson's short story "South of Tokyo" appears in Notre Dame Review 36. Purchase archived copies of the issue here.

"Mentos" in Shenandoah
Holly Thompson's flash story "Mentos," set in Taiwan, Japan and New York appears in Volume 62, Number 2 of Shenandoah literary review. Read it online here.

"What They Call Me" in Cricket Magazine
Holly Thompson's poem "What They Call Me" appears in the March 2013 edition of Cricket Magazine.

Literary Mama
Holly Thompson's short story "Playing Cicada" appears in this issue of Literary Mama. Read it online here.

Kyoto Journal #68
Kyoto Journal #68 features Holly Thompson's short story "Radio Day."

Kyoto Journal #67
Kyoto Journal #67 features Holly Thompson's article "Gateway for the Imagination: The Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations."

Sunrise from Blue Thunder
Sunrise from Blue Thunder, a Pirene's Fountain Anthology edited by Ami Kaye, features Holly Thompson's poem "Golden Week in Ibarazu."

Write for Tohoku
Holly Thompson's essay "What the Daibutsu Knows" is featured in this benefit anthology.

Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering
Call Me Okaasan, a collection of essays, edited by Suzanne Kamata, features Holly Thompson's essay "Two Versions of Immersion."

The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan
The Broken Bridge, an anthology of short stories features Holly Thompson's short story "Bloodlines."