HERITAGE SOURCE was established in 1994 when my daughters
were ages five and two years.
In my eagerness to share my appreciation for
our Japanese American heritage with them, I searched a number of bookstores in
Southern California for appropriate picture books. This search proved to be
difficult as I found a limited number of titles "here and there."
With seventeen years of experience as an occupational therapist, two
young children, and a growing desire to "try something
new," HERITAGE SOURCE was born. Initially, my goal was to
provide a primary source of Japanese and Japanese American picture books
for children. In the years since, however, our selection has
slowly grown to include a variety of genres for all ages.
With our presence now on the internet, we find that our selection of titles
is appreciated by readers as far away as Germany and Australia. As long as there is
interest in our selection of books, HERITAGE SOURCE is happy to be of