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The most of every circumstance from their stall in the old stockyard in Portland to the decrepit farm in the Oregon desert with its field of stones Like a pair of skilled dancers they sidestepped adversity to land gracefully amid golden opportunity Together they turned a barren wasteland into a field of endless flowers Such achievements did not come without. A Japanese American immigrant story of love persecution hardship loss and finding peace Say's watercolor illustrations are lovely and haunting I wonder if he was painting from snapshots; some of them have figures standing before a scene as if posing for a camera I like his dilapidated buildings

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Music for AliceEffort and sacrifice though and Alice often thought her dancing days were long behind her But as her story testifies life is full of changes In this striking book Allen Say introduces readers to the remarkable story of the life of a woman whose perseverance and resilience serve as an inspirational reminder that dreams can be fulfilled even when least expecte. Illustrator Allen SayPublisher Houghton Mifflin CompanyYear 2004Interest Level 3 5Reading Level 2 3This picture book has beautiful illustrations to guide the reader through the story The title is a little misleading being that the dancing is a very minor part of the story I wonder if the editor ended up chopping a lot of the musicdancing element of the story The story is based on the life of Alice Sumida and her husband who were given the opportunity to avoid the detainment camps by farming with a loan from the United States government I was unaware of this option during this difficult time period in US history I thought that there was only placement in detainment camps The story does show how determination can lead you out of an experience of despair However it ultimately is still a sad story I think if children in grades 3 5 are learning about discrimination this could be included but since it doesn't really focus on the detainment camps it may not be the best I also think it could be used when studying about World War II but that is usually covered in high school and there are probably better books for students to read to go along with World War II for that age

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READ ✓ Music for Alice é As a girl Alice loved to dance but the rhythms of her life offered little opportunity for a foxtrot let alone a waltz World War II erupted soon after she was married Alice and her husband along with many other Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and report to assembly centers around the country Undaunted Alice andAs a girl Alice loved to dance but the rhythms of her life offered little opportunity for a foxtrot let alone a waltz World War II erupted soon after she was married Alice and her husband along with many other Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and report to assembly centers around the country Undaunted Alice and her husband learned to make. Rarely does a children's book invoke the kind of sincere reverence that is exhibited by Allen Say's breathtaking story Music For Alice Poetic imagery melds with uiet prose to produce a well crafted and simply flawless book Our protagonist Alice retells her life story forced labor during the time of Japanese internment camps the modest farm bought with government loans the hard years when their harvests couldn't sell and the years when Alice and her husband turned their portion of desert into a carpet of flowers The illustrations are as realistic as they come every wrinkle that lines a drawing of Alice's face is executed with precision and extreme care The pictures presented on a full page reflect personal photos and each accompanying page of text reads like a whisper a modest blessing from those who came before us and lived much harder lives Music For Alice is a necessary tale for a generation who feel entitled to comfort and obsess over following their passions This book maintains that there is value in a well lived life no matter where it takes place no matter the circumstances Highly recommended for all elementary students