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Her first real friendif he can ever stop being angry about the fact that the internment camp is on his tribe's land With searing insight and clarity Newbery Medal winning author Cynthia Kadohata explores an important and painful topic through the eyes of a young girl who yearns to belong Weedflower is the story of the rewards and challenges of a friendship across the racial divide as well as the based on real life story of how the meeting of Japanese Americans and Native Americans changed the future of bo IT was pretty good but I didn´t like the ending

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WeedflowerTwelve year old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts before Pearl Harbor and after it The good part and the bad part Raised on a flower farm in California Sumiko is used to being the only Japanese girl in her class Even when the other kids tease her she always has had her flowers and family to go home to That all changes after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor Other Americans start to suspect that all Japanese people are spies for the emperor even if like Sumiko they were born in the Unite I am so satisfied that Cynthia Kadohata's Weedflower was chosen as the One Book Arizona for Kids for 2007 because I likely might not have gotten to it just yet if at allHaving just finished it minutes ago my thoughts are fresh and still congealing which is not how I would normally write a review However it has been a long while since I've reached the end of a book especially one written so uietly and unaffectedly and had the urge to just cryI had to reflect upon the reason for this sudden welling up of emotion a bit which I have to say happened not on the last word but in the emptiness of the end pages that I found myself frantically flipping through Was it the loss of relationships suffered by the protagonist? Was it the fear of a new beginning for her? Or was it my embarrassment for not ever realizing the extent of sadness that history has left on the very places and people I am surrounded by every day? Truly having the events detailed by a character that is a child gave me a appropriate reaction to local and national history that I had only mentally glossed over because of an array of teaching and literature that did the same Hooray for children's literature in that senseWhat IF everyone in Arizona read the same book? I'm returning mine to the library tomorrow Go get it

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Weedflower kindle Ê eBook 9780689865749 ✓ reflectionslisburnltd è Twelve year old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts before Pearl Harbor and after it The good part and the bad part Raised on a flower farm in California Sumiko is used to being the only Japanese girl in her class Even whD States As suspicions grow Sumiko and her family find themselves being shipped to an internment camp in one of the hottest deserts in the United States The vivid color of her previous life is gone forever and now dust storms regularly choke the sky and seep into every crack of the military barrack that is her new home Sumiko soon discovers that the camp is on an Indian reservation and that the Japanese are as unwanted there as they'd been at home But then she meets a young Mohave boy who might just become not too interesting needed cliff hangers