02 Mar / Sushi and Sourdough by Tooru J. Kanazawa [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
At the turn of the century, Mat Fuse, a Japanese immigrant, heads for Alaska hoping to strike it rich panning for gold. When he finally gives up on his dream of a fast fortune and finds steady work as a barber, Fuse brings over his family from Japan and settles into life as a “sourdough,” an Alaskan pioneer.
Sushi and Sourdough is rare historical fiction which covers a little-known group of pioneers, the Japanese in Alaska during the early 20th century.