SAVOY: Debbi Michiko Florence (Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl) Book Release Party

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents a book release party featuring local author Debbi Michiko Florence to celebrate her brand new Jasmine Toguchi book: Jasmine Toguchi: Drummer Girl. This event is free and open to the public. Join us for a reading and book signing with the author, plus a concert with taiko drummers! 

About the Book

It's talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths--tree-climbing, mochi making, collage--none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine's friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yo's, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano. Plus, Maggie Milsap (aka Miss Perfect) is saying she'll have the best talent.

When Jasmine's mom introduces her to the taiko, a traditional Japanese drum, Jasmine finally finds an activity that feels just right. But will she be good enough at taiko in time to beat Maggie Milsap?

Join Jasmine as she discovers her talent--and the difference between being the best and trying your best.

About the Author

Debbi Michiko Florence is a third generation Japanese American, and many of her ideas for the Jasmine Toguchi series come from family experiences. Debbi lives in Mystic with her husband, a bunny, a puppy, and two ducks. She is also the author of Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth and two nonfiction books for kids and an early reader chapter book series Dorothy & Toto

 

Event date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780374304164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 3rd, 2018

It's talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths--tree-climbing, mochi making, collage--none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine's friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yo's, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano.