Braceletby Yoshiko Uchida, Joanna Yardley (Illustrator)
In Uchida's poignant story about a young Japanese-American girl preparing to go to an internment camp with her family for the duration of the war who loses a cherished token of friendship, "Yardely's hushed, realistic paintings . . .) Full color.
* "Yardley's hushed, realistic paintings add to the poignancy of Uchida's narrative, and help to underscore the absurdity and injustice suffered by Japanese American families such as Emi's."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Will find a ready readership and prove indispensable for introducing this dark episode in American history"—School Library Journal
"A poignant story sensitively told and illustrated."—Children's Literature
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Meet the Author
Yoshiko Uchida has written more than twenty-five books for children, including A Jar of Dreams and The Best Bad Thing. Many of Ms. Uchida's writings are inspired by her Japanese-American heritage. During World War II, she and her family were forced to live in West Coast internment camps. It is in this experience that The Bracelet is based.
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The book is a great story of friendship and extreem racism. However, a girl forced from her home and placed in a concentration camp by guards with guns is not appropriate for young children.