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  • Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 244 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 740

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0689856407
  • 0689856393



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by Kadohata, Cynthia.

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Call number: J Fiction / Kadohata, Cynthia, R Newbery Medal 2005

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth

Additional Details

Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.

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This book was so sad, I have to admit I cried.
This book has adventure, sadness, fun, and few parts, inappropriate. This is so well written. I recommend it!

very well written

this story is written through a young girl's eyes, her relationship with her sister, parents, society. It addresses loss in a very touching way and how a young child copes with it. I cried and loved this book every minute.

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