Authors

Yōko Asahina

Yōko Asahina 朝比奈蓉子

Yōko Asahina was born in Fukuoka Prefecture and graduated from Chikushi Jogakuen College. After working at a desk job and as an instructor for the Fukuoka Swimming Association, she began attending a reading group run by children’s author Yoshihiko Iida and took up writing stories of her own. She received the Misesu Children’s Story Grand Prize Excellence Award in 1988, and the Niimi Nankichi Children’s Literature Excellence Award in 1996. Her works include “Ribenji suru” to aitsu wa itta (He Said He’d Get His Revenge), Hesomagari papa ni hanataba o (Flowers for a Difficult Dad), and Tatami no heya no shashinten (Photo Show in a Tatami Room). She makes her home in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Books by Yōko Asahina
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    He Said He'd Get His Revenge

    Emoto is the new kid in the class. When his classmates start messing with his glasses to taunt him, they end up breaking them. Then, because he can't see without his glasses, he falls, breaks a leg, and has to go to the hospital. His classmates don't tell …

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    She Was Difficult for Me

    Mihiro is in sixth grade and still doesn’t know how to swim. She has a tendency to run away from things she dislikes or finds difficult instead of facing them head-on. The new girl in class, Risa, is smug and aloof and shows no interest in making friend …

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