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Misa Sugiura

Biography

Misa Sugiura

Misa Sigiura's ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai and a stowaway. She grew up in Northfield, Illinois (which is less rural than it sounds) and went to college on the East Coast. She lived in Japan for three years before moving to Silicon Valley and becoming a high school English teacher. During her years in the classroom, she met the many wonderful Asian, Latinx, and LGBTQ students who inspired her to write IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET. Misa lives under a giant oak tree with her husband, two sons, two cats and a gray-banded king snake.

Misa Sugiura

Books by Misa Sugiura

by Misa Sugiura - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Poetry, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself --- the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend. When Sana and her family move to California, she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy…what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.