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One of my favorite reads of 2014

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One of my favorite reads this year was a book called A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. It is a beautiful book by Amy Lee-Tai, and is the story of a Japanese family of artists who were taken from their happy California home and were forced to spend three years in an Internment camp in the Utah desert.

Based on actual events that Miss Lee-Tai's Grandmother experienced, this story is a beautiful testament of human courage and hope. The illustrations by Felicia Hoshino add dimension to this tale, but most interesting of all is the fact that it is written in both English and Japanese.

If you want children to have a real interest in history, a real interest in the plight of others, a real interest in what it would be like to be unfairly taken from everything you've ever known, then this book is a must add to your reading list.
#1 - September 16, 2014, 07:01 PM

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This book sounds wonderful. I'm adding it to my reading list!
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#2 - September 20, 2014, 03:34 AM
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