My Brother, My Sister, and I by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

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The author of the critically acclaimed SO FAR FROM THE BAMBOO GROVE continues her autobiography, describing the hardships, poverty, tragedies, and struggles of life for her and her two older siblings, living as refugees in post-World War II Japan.
 

About Yoko Kawashima Watkins

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Yoko Kawashima Watkins received The Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts, which cited her as an "inspiration to young people throughout America and the world.
 
Published June 23, 2008 by Simon Pulse. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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the lively reconstructed dialogue deftly reveals character, especially of Ko, who masks affection for her sister with stern demands.

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PW's starred review praised this fictionalized memoir of a refugee childhood in post-WWII Japan as ""beautifully direct and emotionally honest."" Ages 11-up.

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Yoko, with her older sister and brother, lives in a clog factory warehouse and eats off wooden planks--when there is food--until the factory burns down and Yoko's sister must be hospitalized.

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