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A Place To Belong

ISBN-10: 1481446657
ISBN-13: 9781481446655
Author: Kadohata, Cynthia
Illustrated by: Kuo, Julia
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: June 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 432


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 690L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 11.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

Description
A Japanese-American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese internment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware of the devastation wreaked by the atomic bomb in this piercing look at the aftermath of World War II by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata. World War II is finally over and twelve-year-old Hanako and her family are at last freed from the Japanese-American internment camp where they were forced to spend the last four years. Though they had nothing to do with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, or the war at all, they'd still been forced to live behind a barbed wire fence like prisoners, simply because they were Japanese. Feeling betrayed and unwanted, Hanako's parents decide to give up their American citizenship and sail across the Pacific to Japan, Hiroshima specifically, where her grandparents live. Perhaps there they would find that now missing feeling of home. But post-war Hiroshima is not the cherry blossom dream that Hanako had hoped for. The city has been decimated by an at
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