Multicultural Kids Blog: Read Around the World Summer Reading Series

Read Around the World Summer Series

I’m part of the Read Around The World Summer Series hosted by Multicultural Kid Blogs. Today, I wanted to introduce you to a Young Adult (YA) find that had me riveted!

read around the world series, Jet Black and the Ninja Wind

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Shogo Oketani  and Leza Lowitz

Husband and wife team joined forces to write this action adventure YA novel that has a bit of romance as well. Jet Black was raised on a Navajo reservation and is secretly trained in the middle of the night in the ways of the ninja which includes mastering how to walk on wet tissue paper without tearing it or making a sound. Jet never really understands why this is happening, but when her mother dies, she is sent on a mission to save the family treasure back in Japan.

There are bad guys out to get her and her new found Japanese family (also well trained as ninjas). But why is the person who is responsible for capturing her so alluring? This YA action adventure love story is non-stop action as Jet fights to save a sacred mountain in Japan.

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Multicultural Kids Blog: Read Around the World Summer Reading Series

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Ann

    This sounds exciting! Both my kids would probably enjoy it in a few years. We just picked up Princess Scargo An Indian Legend by Clare V Doyle from the library. It is an older picture book about how Scargo Lake and Hill were formed.
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  2. This looks like such a cool book! I know it’s for teens, but I am going to look for it for myself!
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  3. This sounds like a very exciting book! I’m with Leanna, I think I will find a copy to read myself!
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  4. Ooooh. I want this book.

  5. Ann

    They are real, they are in Dennis the next town over from us, very cool to read about a legend about a place you can visit!
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