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Dandelion Through the Crack Free download Ï 105 ✓ Kiyo's father arrived in California determined to plant his roots in the land of opportunity after leaving Japan He his wife and their nine American born children labored in the fields together building a successful farm Yet at the outbreak of World War II Kiyo's family was ordered Kiyo's father arrived in California determined to plant his roots in the land of opportunity after leaving Japan He his wife and their nine American born ch. I am amazed with how strong her family and other immigrant farmers were and what they had to go through I love everything about this bookThe only thing that I would personally change if I were writing this is there are a couple times where she repeats herself and to me personally that's annoying For example on page 124 she said Masashi was whining and said he wanted to go home to which Kiyo responded let's go exploring after supper then on page 131 once again Masashi is telling her he wants to go home And it said to divert his thoughts I suggest 'let's go exploring' I'm not sure why she decided to write it like that almost copy and pasted that little excerpt but I noticed it right away when I read it the second time and it bothered me a little I would word it differently Even if she tried to emphasize it i still feel she could've described the situation better in other words Nevertheless I admit I might be being too picky and critiuing this great piece too much It's a great book I couldn't put it down at times and I'm very happy I found it at the Japanese museum in San Jose

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S memoir tells the story of the family's struggle to endure in these harsh conditions and to rebuild their lives afterward in the face of lingering prejudic. Kiyo's Story A Japanese American Family's uest for the American Dream was originally titled Dandelion Through the Crack suggesting how the spirit can bloom despite unbelievable adversity This book won the 2008 William Saroyan Prize for Non Fiction and should be reuired reading in high school history classes to give young people an understanding of how political hysteria can sweep a nation into unthinkable behaviorKiyo was nineteen when she and her family as well all of the Japanese American communities on the West Coast were sent to an interment camp; in the Satos' case in Arizona Prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor there was already a mindset in place Japanese immigrants were not allowed to become citizens or to own land Their children however were citizens by reason of birth But following Pearl Harbor and Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 anyone with 116 or Japanese ancestry was suddenly declared a non alien Curfews were established They were not allowed to travel than a five mile radius from their homes Finally they were rounded up and forced to abandon their homes taking only whatever they could carry on the train to an interment camp The Sato family like neighboring families were fruit farmers; their fields would be untended Some farms were simply taken over by suatters Kiyo Sato first acuaints the reader with her parents' lives before this tragedy Her father Shinji left Japan as a boy because of extreme poverty in his village He labored for farmers in California returned to Japan to wed a pretty nurse and saved enough money that through the help of others who were citizens he could obtain a parcel of land At the time Japanese immigrants were not allowed to own landKiyo's mother Tomomi worked side by side with Shinji in the fields as did Kiyo and later her eight brothers and sisters Slowly they brought the barren acreage to life until their produce was in demand and they had markets as far away as Canada The close knit family lived frugally with dignity as did their neighbors happy to be making their way in the Promised LandSkip ahead twenty years and they are stripped of everything they worked for on their way to a camp guarded with soldiers living with minimal privacy in cramped thinly partitioned rooms eating meals in overflowing mess halls meant for 250 peopleThis could have been a scaldingly bitter book Instead it is a testimony to how the spirit can triumph Kiyo's Story charts the course of lives lived with integrity no matter what the injustice Some young men including one of Kiyo's brothers enlist in the military to show their loyalty The Satos and fellow inmates farm the land in camp bringing flowers and crops out dessert soil Classes are started for the children Adults hold meetings to resolve festering problems Their repeated reminder to each other is For the sake of the children They bend gracefully to what cannot be helped and hope for the future rather than breaking down Shinji never loses faith that this will pass they will return home and he and Tomomi will one day be granted citizenship which does come to pass Tomomi is selfless in her devotion to family and friends Both show their trust in life by deeds rather than words I cried several times while reading this book not just because of the sadness they experienced but in the deeper recognition of how they triumphed over hardships that could have destroyed them Tomomi's gentle spirit shines as she takes unceasing care of her family Shinji a farmer with the soul of a poet writes haiku and nurtures beauty The devotion and wisdom of both permeate every thing they do This is a book to be read than once one that shows the true meaning of abundance and grace

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Dandelion Through the CrackIldren labored in the fields together building a successful farm Yet at the outbreak of World War II Kiyo's family was ordered to Poston Internment Camp Thi. I loved this book I heard about it in the Sac Bee because the author is from Sacramento and currently lives in Folsom It tells the story of 120000 hard working Japanese citizens being relocated to various parts of the country during WWII For the Sato family they had to leave the Sacramento fruit farm they developed from scratch and travel first to Fresno then to the Arizona desert in the heat of summer and live in black tar papered barracks They were allowed one suitcase and a bedroll and ended up losing most of their belongings and property left at home The author asks How can our president do this to us It's a good uestion and makes one think of ways the government and strong willed politicians guide us into crazy laws