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Paper Wishes characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ú A moving debut novel about a girl whose family is relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II—and the dog she has to leave behindTen year old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed It's 19A moving debut novel about a girl whose family is relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II and the dog she has to leave behindTen year old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed It's 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor and. Wow What an incredible read I knew very little about this period in American history but this story showed me the fascinating and often painful truth of WWII's Japanese internment campsManami is a girl whose family is relocated to one of these camps because they are Japanese She is in truth American having been born on her home island but that identity is thrown into flux when soldiers arrive and force her to leave and abandon her little dog Yujiin in the processManami's new life at the camp is strange and often bewildering Her family makes the best of such an unbelievably bleak situation but Manami's loss of Yujiin is so unbearable that she loses the ability to speak as well Her heart and her throat are clotted with the relentless red dust of her new home a place where there seems to be so little hopeBut Manami's love for her family keeps her going Despite her struggles she takes care of those around her She keeps looking for solutions And she shows us that hope can be found even in the worst of situationsWritten in stunning heartfelt prose PAPER WISHES is a story that sticks with you You will find yourself re reading these words Saying them aloud There is power in their simple beauty and in the honest depiction of such a difficult time in our pastDon't miss this one

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Manami and her family are Japanese American which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert Manami is sad to go but even worse is that they are going to have to give her dog Yujiin to a neighbor to take care of Manami dec. This is a beautiful book With all the praise already circulating for PAPER WISHES I had high expectations My expectations were exceeded Manami's story is painful but it is impeccably executed The author masterfully employs imagery metaphor and word manipulation and repetition to great effect She immerses the reader in a strong first person narrative thereby disallowing objective detachment from the realities of our history of Japanese internment The result is deeply affecting In my view the greatest triumph here is that the story is appropriate and accessible to the age group for which it is targeted Before reading I uestioned whether this was a book I would hand my children It is In fact while sad and difficult the book is an invitation to a young reader to consider our history from a personal lens Making history personal is one way we help ensure it does not repeat

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Paper WishesIdes to sneak Yujiin under her coat but she is caught and forced to abandon him She is devastated but clings to the hope that somehow Yujiin will find his way to the camp and make her family whole again It isn't until she finds a way to let go of her guilt that Manami can accept all that has happened to her fami. This book is simply beautiful poetically written and it reaches for your heart and touches your soul The author has a simple story telling style that draws you in Her prose are beautifully done and have a strong emotional impact To see the Japanese encampments through a child's eyes brings another layer to our horrible history The author does such a great job of expressing a child's fears concerns and confusion on a level other children Manami’s age will be able relate too She also tells the story in such a simple way that children will be able to understand the historical relevance and injustice experienced in our past This needs to me on every middle school reading list