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- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 188mm x 12mm | 100g
- Publication date: 31 May 1993
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0689716729
- ISBN 13: 9780689716720
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd edition
- Sales rank: 234,007
Growing up in California during the depression isn't easy for eleven-year-old Rinko. She desperately wants to fit in and be like everyone else, but instead she is ridiculed and made to feel different because she is Japanese. But when Aunt Waka comes to visit, and brings with her the old-fashioned wisdom of Japan, she teaches Rinko the importance of her Japanese heritage, and the value of her own strengths and dreams, in this warm and touching story.
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By Tarissa 19 Jan 2013
I was impressed with the story I found in this book. Before reading it, I wasn't expecting such a dramatic story. Now that it is over, I wish there was a sequel!
Rinko is a young, Japanese girl. She lives in California with her parents and two brothers. There are two important parts of American History that are hurting Rinko's life. First, it's the Depression, and lack of money. Secondly, and more painful to Rinko: it's how the Japanese are hated among people.
This summertime story brings out and shows meaningful changes in Rinko's life, and how she things about the world around her.
I really recommend reading this book!