A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Amy Lee-Tai
Illustrator(s):
Felicia Hoshino
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books
ISBN:
978-0892392742
Year:
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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