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Source:Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Volume 1st, New York, p.260 (2006)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3561 .A3615 W44 2006
Keywords:1939-1945--United States--Juvenile fiction, 1942-1945--Juvenile fiction, Arizona--History--1912-1950--Fiction, Arizona--History--1912-1950--Juvenile fiction, Indians of North America--Arizona--Fiction, Indians of North America--Arizona--Juvenile fiction, Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Fiction, Mohave Indians--Fiction, Mohave Indians--Juvenile fiction, World War, World War, 1939-1945--United States--Fiction
Summary: After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.
Lexile measure 750; ages 9-15; book level 4.8; historical fiction