Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

Edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, & Amy Newmark



Read the essay "Adventures in Etiquette" which I wrote with my mom here.

"Breathe intricately weaves the seriousness of the Spanish Flu/WWI and the hopefulness of women on the cusp of having their right to vote recognized with the exhilaration of falling in love and following your dream into a tapestry of events that influences headstrong seventeen-year-old Ginny's future. And you will root for her all the way!"

                ~Kathleen Burkinshaw, award-winning author of  The Last Cherry Blossom

"Don’t miss Breathe! Fujimura brilliantly weaves together a love story and a coming of age tale, amid the shifting post-war world. 1918 comes alive for readers in this beautifully told account of a doctor’s teenage daughter fighting to save herself, her family, and her friends during the Spanish flu epidemic—an epidemic that took more American lives than both world wars combined. Vividly told, exquisitely researched, and not to be missed." 

               ~Kathleen Baldwin, award-winning author of Refuge for Masterminds, Exile for Dreamers, and  A School for Unusual Girls.


After being pressed into service as a nurse, seventeen-year-old Virginia discovers her innate talent, begins a clandestine romance with her father's Italian assistant, and learns what it truly means to be a modern woman during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.

Chicken Soup of the Soul: A Tribute to Moms

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2018 YARWA Athena Winners

Fiction Titles

I write stories for intelligent, adventurous, globally-minded teens who aren't afraid to love someone outside of their own ethnicity.   ​​​​


Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms

Edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Patty Aubery



​​Read my essay "The Rocking Chair" here

2018 Indie Book Awards Finalists and Winners

Sara Fujimura

YA Historical Fiction

2017 NCTA Freeman Awards

"A delightful debut! Tanabata Wish is the perfect summer read for anyone who longs for life-altering adventure and swoon-worthy romance. My bags are packed. Prepare to fall in love: with Sky, with David, and with all of Japan!"

        ~Tera Lynn Childs, award-winning author of  Oh. My. Gods., Forgive My Fins, and Darkly Fae

Phoenix-native Skyler Doucet’s plans with her BFF are ruined when her mom and Japanese stepfather move the entire family to Nagoya, Japan for the summer before her senior year. But when David Takamatsu, a biracial Japanese-American boy, invades Skyler’s space (and her heart), this fish out of water in Japan starts to wonder if it’s the pond back home that might be too small.

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To Japan With Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur

Edited by Celeste Heiter

ThingsAsian Press


Read excerpts of my travel essays here

YA Diverse Contemporary

Nonfiction Titles

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

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To Japan With Love