Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Satoko and Nada series.
This is an absolutely charming series about a friendship between two very different people. Satoko is Japanese, and Nada is Saudi Arabian, they're roommates studying in America - and while there's a lot that's different about them they bond over being in a foreign place together, and their kindness toward, and acceptance of, one another. — From Amy's Picks (page 2)
A charming tale of friendship between a Japanese woman and her Muslim roommate!
Satoko, a Japanese student studying in America, has a new roommate: a Saudi Arabian woman named Nada! They might have different customs, but through mutual respect—and the hilarious adventures of their daily life—Satoko and Nada prove that friendship knows no borders.
About the Author
Yupechika is a Japanese manga artist best known for Satoko and Nada.
Marie Nishimori (supervisor) is a Japanese-Dutch Muslim journalist, author, and translator.
"While Satoko and Nada is educational in many ways, it is also entertaining... It’s a feel-good manga for people who want to remember that there is still some good in the world...and hopefully an inspiration to fans to move outside their cultural bubble and experience something new." --The Beat
"[Satoko and Nada] forms both nice representation and a good base for cultural understanding... [The] slice-of-life sweetness...makes this an engaging read..." --Anime News Network