Good Job, Kanani (American Girl of the Year Series)

Good Job, Kanani (American Girl of the Year Series)

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by Lisa Yee
     
 

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Kanani is excited about selling shave ice to raise money for a cause she cares about. But she also cares about her best friend, Celina-and she promised they would take surfing lessons together. When Kanani can't make time for Celina, their friendship begins to unravel, and she finds herself spending summer days alone. Will Kanani find a way to make things right?  See more details below

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Kanani is excited about selling shave ice to raise money for a cause she cares about. But she also cares about her best friend, Celina-and she promised they would take surfing lessons together. When Kanani can't make time for Celina, their friendship begins to unravel, and she finds herself spending summer days alone. Will Kanani find a way to make things right?

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School Library Journal
Gr4�6—Kanani Akina is a typical 10-year-old, small-town Hawaiian. She spends the summer helping in her parents' sweet shop and paddleboarding with her friends. In Aloha, her cousin from New York City comes for a month. Kanani is excited about sharing island life with her and is surprised that Rachel seems unhappy and unimpressed with Waipuna. Finding a trapped monk seal forces the girls to move past their discomfort and work together to find help. In a tender and realistic way, they learn to trust one another. In Good Job, Kanani continues to help the monk seals by earning money to print posters raising awareness while she navigates a changing relationship with a lifelong friend. In both books, full-page, bright, realistic color paintings are interspersed throughout. Hawaiian words and expressions are used realistically throughout. A list of stories about real girls who participate in a range of volunteer projects to help animals or other people is appended. Kanani is a likable heroine to whom young readers can relate. Multicultural titles that are wholesome and sweet without being saccharine.—Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580131
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
American Girl of the Year Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
301,056
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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