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Yoshiko Uchida (1921–1992)

Autor/a de A Jar of Dreams

39+ obres 3,637 Membres 60 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Obres de Yoshiko Uchida

A Jar of Dreams (1981) 622 exemplars
The Bracelet (1976) 531 exemplars
Journey Home (1978) 475 exemplars
Journey to Topaz (1971) 469 exemplars
The Wise Old Woman (1994) 205 exemplars
Picture Bride (1987) 188 exemplars
The Best Bad Thing (1983) 146 exemplars
Takao and Grandfather's Sword (1958) 61 exemplars
The Dancing Kettle (1949) 57 exemplars
The happiest ending (1985) 50 exemplars
Samurai of Gold Hill (1972) 32 exemplars

Obres associades

The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Col·laborador — 834 exemplars
The Young Folks Shelf of Books, Volume 02: Once Upon a Time (1962) — Col·laborador — 179 exemplars
The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology (1989) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
Series 10. Junior Great Books. (1984) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


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A rare middle grade fictional account of the Japanese internment from the perspective of an eleven year old girl, based on the author's own family experience. It is a solid story that takes place from the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the Sakane family leaving the internment camp to live in Salt Lake City. Modern readers may be surprised at the mild response to mistreatment at the time, but Uchida presents the story with appropriate nuance and historical accuracy.
mebrock | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Oct 3, 2023 |
From Amazon description:
Based on Yoshiko Uchida's personal experiences, this is the moving story of one girl's struggle to remain brave during the Japanese internment of World War II. In a bleak and dusty prison camp, eleven-year-old Yuki and her family experience both true friendship and heart-wrenching tragedy. Journey to Topaz explores the consequences of prejudice and the capacities of the human spirit. First published in 1971, this book is now a much loved and widely read classic.
CDJLibrary | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2023 |
Journey to Topaz (1971) took twelve-year-old Yuki Sakane to a WW II concentration camp in the Utah desert; now, released, the Sakanes are in Salt Lake City where Papa is working as a shipping clerk, Mama is cleaning houses, Yuki feels uncomfortable, and all of them are lonely: ""Here. . . their world was made up only of hakujin--white people who were strangers to them in a strange city that wasn't home."" Then the order excluding Japanese from the West Coast is rescinded, and they head for Berkeley--where nothing is quite the same: best-friend Mimi has new interests, Papa's good job is gone, their house is occupied, their garden overgrown. But, by pooling their meager resources, the Sakanes, bossy Grandma Kurihara (whose granddaughter, Emi, is Mimi's replacement), and old Mr. Oka, touchy but steadfast, manage to buy back Mr. Oka's grocery store; and though hostile neighbors set it afire, sympathetic neighbors help restore it. Meanwhile older brother Ken, serving with the Nisei regiment, returns wounded and withdrawn; and in his reconciliation, the others also find a way to accept the divided past and the diminished present. Commendably blunt about the wartime misfortunes of the West-Coast Japanese, this is also hearteningly even-handed in treating of its outcome: it's staunch old-neighbor Mrs. Jamieson who best responds to Mr. Oka's grief when the atom bomb, obliterating Hiroshima, wipes out his kin. Uchida is not suggesting that many small rights--gestures or words--undo a monstrous wrong, only that each individual and each act counts.

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Aug 10, 2022 |
Goodreads Review:
Emi is sent with her family to an internment camp, and the bracelet from her best friend is the only reminder of their friendship.
NativityPeaceLibrary | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | May 28, 2022 |



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