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Fourteen-year-old Mexican American Lincoln Mendoza spends a summer with a host family in Japan, encountering ...
Fourteen-year-old Mexican American Lincoln Mendoza spends a summer with a host family in Japan, encountering new experiences and making new friends.
Pacific Crossing is a well written book that keeps students' interest. It is about 2 hispanic boys who get the opportunity to live with families in Japan. It has an interesting story line in which one of the boys helps save the life of one of the members of the Japanese family with which he is living. While in Japan, the boys learn a lot about Japanese culture. To me, the most important lesson learned was the value of respect for elders. Since the story is about 2 hispanic students, the reader also learns about some Hispanic customs, as the boys share their customs with their host families. This book is a great read for 4th and 5th graders. The characters are very real. It is interesting, educational, a quick read, and introduces students to the author, Gary Soto, who has written several books that kids will enjoy.
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Posted May 11, 2004
Posted March 1, 2002
I enjoyed this book because it showed how Gary Soto managed to get through life doing Kempo and playing with his friends, and teaching then something about it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.