Lauren R. Harris, Children’s Author

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“There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Discover the incredible story

“This book captures the essence of the Nisei soldiers’ story for young people. It will add to our nation’s understanding of who our neighbor is and who we are as a people. This is a truly inspiring story for young and old alike.”

Eric Saul, Washington, DC, Historian and Museum Director

"Based on true events, The Plum Neighbor is an endearing and heartwarming story, not only for its historic importance, but also for its portrayal of human decency. Highly recommended!"

Graham Salisbury, Portland, OR, author of UNDER THE BLOOD-RED SUN and EYES OF THE EMPEROR

The story of Kenny Higashi reaches from the small town he’s never left all the way to Europe’s battlefields.

Read about him in my next book, A Place for Harvest: the Story of Kenny Higashi, coming April 2022!

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