Falling into the Dragon's Mouth by Holly Thompson

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...they’re mostly adults, leaving an impression of two bullied and heroic white American siblings amid hostile Japanese kids. Well-crafted and emotionally compelling, with a somewhat regrettable setup.
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In a Japanese seaside neighborhood lives Jason Parker:
a sixth grader
one year older than his classmates
a stinking foreigner to some classmates
an orange belt in aikido
a big brother
Jason Parker is just a boy trying to get through his days with calm and courage. If only everyone around him would let him.
This is a beautifully spare novel in verse about one boy's life-a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to fit in.

 

About Holly Thompson

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HOLLY THOMPSON grew up in New England. She earned a BA in biology from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in English with a concentration in creative writing from New York University. A longtime resident of Japan, she teaches creative writing at Yokohama City University. Her previous young adult novel, is Orchards.








Author Residence: Japan
 
Published April 19, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 353 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 02 2016

...they’re mostly adults, leaving an impression of two bullied and heroic white American siblings amid hostile Japanese kids. Well-crafted and emotionally compelling, with a somewhat regrettable setup.

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