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A place to belong

Author: Cynthia Kadohata; Julia Kuo
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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World War II has ended, and while America has won, twelve-year-old Hanako feels lost. To her, the world - and her world - seems irrevocably broken: America, the only home she's ever known, imprisoned then rejected her and her family - and thousands of other innocent Americans - because of their Japanese heritage, because Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan - the country they've been forced to move, to, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Children's stories
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kadohata, Cynthia.
Place to belong.
New York : Atheneum, [2019]
(OCoLC)1101427964
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Kadohata; Julia Kuo
ISBN: 9781481446648 1481446649
OCLC Number: 1056736228
Notes: "A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."
Awards: Freeman Book Award for Young Adult/Middle School Literature, 2019.
Target Audience: Ages 10-14.; 690L; Sentence length: 2 (easy); Word frequency: 1 (very easy)
Description: 405 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Cynthia Kadohata ; illustrated by Julia Kuo.

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World War II has ended, and while America has won, twelve-year-old Hanako feels lost. To her, the world - and her world - seems irrevocably broken: America, the only home she's ever known, imprisoned then rejected her and her family - and thousands of other innocent Americans - because of their Japanese heritage, because Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan - the country they've been forced to move, to, the country they hope will be the family's saving grace, where they were supposed to start new and better lives - is in shambles because America dropped bombs of their own; one on Hiroshima unlike any other in history. And Hanako's grandparents live in a small village just outside the ravaged city. The country is starving, black markets run rampant, and countless orphans beg for food on the streets, but how can hanako help them when there is not even enough food for her own brother? Hanako feels she could crack under the pressure, but just because something is broken doesn't mean it can't be fixed. Cracks can make room for gold, her grandfather explains when he tells her abou the tradition of kintsukuroi - fixing broken objects with gold lacquer, making them stronger and more beautiful than ever. As she struggles to adjust to find her place in a new world, Hanako will find that gold can come in many forms, and family may be hers. --

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"[A] transcendent story of love and family." -- The New York Times *"Superb characterization and an evocative sense of place elevate this story that is at once specific to the experiences of Read more...

 
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