Jar of Dreams

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Growing up in California during the depression isn't easy for eleven-year-old Rinko. She desperately wants to fit in and be like everyone else, but instead she is ridiculed and made to feel different because she is Japanese.

But when Aunt Waka comes to visit, and brings with her the old-fashioned wisdom of Japan, she teaches Rinko the importance of her Japanese heritage, and the value of her own strengths and dreams, in this warm and touching ...

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Overview

Growing up in California during the depression isn't easy for eleven-year-old Rinko. She desperately wants to fit in and be like everyone else, but instead she is ridiculed and made to feel different because she is Japanese.

But when Aunt Waka comes to visit, and brings with her the old-fashioned wisdom of Japan, she teaches Rinko the importance of her Japanese heritage, and the value of her own strengths and dreams, in this warm and touching story.

A young girl grows up in a closely-knit Japanese American family in California during the 1930's, a time of great prejudice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689716720
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/30/1993
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 279,089
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    I was impressed with the story I found in this book. Before read

    I was impressed with the story I found in this book. Before reading it, I wasn't expecting such a dramatic story. Now that it is over, I wish there was a sequel!

    Rinko is a young, Japanese girl. She lives in California with her parents and two brothers. There are two important parts of American History that are hurting Rinko's life. First, it's the Depression, and lack of money. Secondly, and more painful to Rinko: it's how the Japanese are hated among people.

    This summertime story brings out and shows meaningful changes in Rinko's life, and how she things about the world around her.
    I really recommend reading this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2008

    a great book

    i read a jar of dreams just for fun and because my friend told me it was good once i started reading it i found out that is was a very good book and teach you lessons about life. it is a very educational book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    The Best Book I've Ever Read

    I recommend this book to everyone, this book is full of emotions and feelings this book help us realized that we should value our heritage and from where we come. This book is for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    I felt so bad how they made fun of the Japanese families . For example how they called them Japs. I think the people didnt know what it felt like to be made fun of thats why they make fun of the Japanese ... they thought it was fun . I would also recommed this book because they way that this book make you feels when you read it it makes you fell emotional and sorry for the Japanese.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2006

    A Jar Of Dreams, Best Book by far I've ever read!

    This Book was the best i've read in a while. It was boring or lousey, it was rolling with excitment. I would give it 5 stars because of it touching and remarkable feelings and thoughts. i never thought how hard it was for a family( Japense family) to believe in this time. With all the people and awful things they do. I would recommend this book for all ages. And parent read this to your children!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2005

    this is a really good book

    I thought the book was really interesting.It grabbed me right from the beggining to the end.I would recomend this book to everyone in the world from children 5 and up.No matter what genre you like! You will not put this book down till you are done reading it!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2003

    A Jar Of Dreams

    A Jar of Dreams is a very good book. It really made me think about how it must of felt to live during the depression. I thought it would be boring, but it was extremely intresting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2002

    Ashley's (<<< thats ma nick name) book review on A Jar of Dreams

    I recommend kids ages 9-12 to read this book. It's about a girl coming to America and sorry I forgot the rest... LoL byee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2000

    Mrs. Mosley's 5th Grade Reading Class

    Our class thinks Jar of Dreams started off slow, then got better at the end of the book. A Jar of Dreams was very realistic and full of great details. This book's main character is 10 years old, whcih made us like it even more. We would reccomend A Jar of Dreams to foruth through seventh grade students. Enjoy!!

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