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A Place to BelongOf other innocent Americans because of their Japanese heritage because Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor Hawaii Japan the country they’ve been forced to move to the country they hope will be the family’s saving grace where they were supposed to start new and better lives is in shambles because America dropped bombs of their own one on Hiroshima unlike any other in history And Hanako’s grandparents live in a small village just outside the ravaged city The country is starving the black markets run rampant and countless orphans beg for food I wanted to like this than I did I think I just couldn't stomach such a sad book The writing is lovely and worthy but I never felt terribly connected to the characters

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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 KadohataWorld War II has ended but while America has won the war twelve year old Hanako feels lost To her the world and her world seems irrevocably broken America the only home she’s ever known imprisoned then rejected her and her family and thousands What stood out to meThis was a different twist on historical fiction about the round up of Japanese Americans during WW2 This family had to deal with the aftermath of the destruction of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan after they have been “repatriated”I think this would be an excellent tool for middle grade teachers to use in lessons about Japanese internment

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A Place to Belong Reader ´ 405 pages Download ½ Naturaltreatment Þ 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 aOn the streets but how can Hanako help them when there is not even enough food for her own brother Hanako feels she could crack under the pressure but just because something is broken doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed Cracks can make room for gold her grandfather explains when he tells her about the tradition of kintsukuroi fixing broken objects with gold lacuer making them stronger and beautiful than ever As she struggles to adjust to find her place in a new world Hanako will find that the gold can come in many forms and family may be her Hanako and her family her father mother and little brother are moving to Japan The war is over a war which the family spent interred in a detention camp for Japanese Americans Roosevelt offered the adults an opportunity to revoke their citizenship and to be returned to Japan and Hanako's parents have decided to do this They are going to stay with Hanako's grandparents on a country farm outside a large city Hiroshima a city that was rud in the camps to have been bombedI loved this story of a girl and her family who are trying to find their place in the world a world that is shifting changing where no one feels certain of what home is It's a story I haven't heard before now and it's delicately told in that beautiful Japanese way of honing in on a single flower petal and then zooming out suddenly to the big truths of the worldI'm pretty sure this will be my favorite middle grade read of the year