A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Amy Lee-Tai
Felicia Hoshino
Age Group:
Lee & Low Books
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

It’s hard for Mari to think of anything to draw in art class in a place where nothing beautiful grows—especially a place like Topaz, the internment camp where Mari’s family and thousands of other Japanese Americans have been sent to live during World War II. Somehow, glimmers of hope begin to surface—in the eyes of a kindly art teacher, in the tender words of Mari’s parents, and in the smile of a new friend.

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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly

A disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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