So Far from the Sea

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Genocide & Holocaust
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Eve Bunting
Illustrator(s):
Chris K. Soentpiet
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0547237527
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Genocide & Holocaust
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Laura Iwasaki and her family are paying what may be their last visit to Laura's grandfather's grave. The grave is at Manzanar, where thousands of Americans of Japanese heritage were interned during World War II. Among those rounded up and taken to the internment camp were Laura's father, then a small boy, and his parents. Now Laura says goodbye to Grandfather in her own special way, with a gesture that crosses generational lines and bears witness to the patriotism that survived a shameful episode in America's history.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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