Do Life Right, Inc.

Our 14th title: WHAT, NO SUSHI?

Every new book Do Life Right, Inc. publishes feels like I've helped a new baby into the world. I can't imagine it being more perfect or loving it more. This time is no exception.

Our new book, What, No Sushi? is truly a special gem. What makes it amazing is that it's based on real experiences of the author's grandparents at a Japanese-American internment camp when they were little, all while lovingly told by the author to her three young sons (who have characters based on them in the book series).

Author Alana Terry has generously offered to donate $1 per book to the Topaz Relocation Center Museum through this link. The world needs to know about what was done to Japanese-Americans during World War II. Alana does this in a loving and approachable manner that children can understand, without freaking them out unnecessarily. It's a fun adventure, yet also opens families up to having deep and meaningful conversations about this period in history. This, to me, is perfect.

Illustrator Jeremy Steffen has brought these characters to life through his accurate, comic-book style illustrations that complement the storytelling perfectly. Coloring pages will be available soon.

From the back cover:
"Experience Solar-Powered History!

There’s something you should know about my dad. He’s always inventing! When I asked him why Japanese Americans left their homes during World War Two, Dad decided to create the coolest invention ever. My brothers and I knew Dad’s solar-powered machine would be amazing. We just had no idea that Dad was about to send us on a breathtaking adventure through history!

Why did so many Americans of Japanese ancestry have to leave the West Coast and go to internment camps? What happened to them once they got to the relocation centers? And why does our new friend Kimiko look so familiar that I’m just sure we’ve seen her somewhere before?

Join me, Lake Otis, and my brothers, Benson and O’Malley, as we investigate these questions in What, No Sushi?: My Solar-Powered History at a Japanese-American Internment Camp, the first book in the My Solar-Powered History series!"

What, No Sushi?

My Solar-Powered History at a Japanese-American Internment Camp

  • Book 1 in the My Solar-Powered History series
  • Written by Alana Terry
  • Illustrated by Jeremy Steffen
  • Published: April 7, 2013
  • ISBN: 1937848043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848040
  • LCCN: 2013937578
  • Retail price: $12.99
  • eBook price: $2.99
  • Special Book Club pricing: TBA
  • Pages: 114
  • Genre: Chapter book series