By Kadohata Cynthia

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Atheneum/Simon & Schuster 2006

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Story of a Japanese American girl and a Native American boy who become friends in an internment camp on a reservation

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.