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By Yoshiko Uchida

Reading Level: High School, Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1982

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After their release from a Japanese internment camp, a young girl and her family try to rebuild their life

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Caldecott Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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