Paper Wishes

By SEPAHBAN, Lois

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ISBN
9780374302160 9780374302177
Publisher
Margaret Ferguson Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2015  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–6—In March 1942, 10-year-old Manami Tanaka's whole world changes. Her family is forced to leave their home on Bainbridge Island along with all the other Japanese Americans in their community. Though arrangements have been made for a neighbor to care for their dog, Yujiin, Manami can't bear to leave him behind and tries to bring him along, hidden under her coat. When Yujiin is discovered, Manami is made to abandon him in transit to California. Full of guilt, uncertainty, and fear, Manami stops speaking. Her family makes what life they can in the "prison-village," but Manami cannot find ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2016

In 1942, ten-year-old Japanese American girl Manami and her family are forced to leave their home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, for Manzanar, an internment camp in the California desert. Grandfather has arranged for their dog Yujiin to stay with their pastor, but Manami hides the pup in her coat instead. On the mainland, a soldier discovers the dog, who must then be left behind in a crate, his fate unknown. Heartbroken for Yujiin, herself, and Gran...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

In 1942, ten-year-old Manami's family is forced into the Manzanar internment camp. Heartbroken by the loss of her dog, Yujiin, Manami becom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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