Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki

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The joyful story of a young girl who dances to her own drumbeat, and in doing so teaches others about the richness of diversity.

About Chieri Uegaki

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Chieri Uegaki is a graduate of the creative writing department at the University of British Columbia. Suki's Kimono is her first published work. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia. Stéphane Jorisch?s work has won many awards, including three Governor General?s Awards for Illustration. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Published September 1, 2003 by Kids Can Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And in a twist of irony, the sisters who told Suki she’d be teased for her outfit come home grumpy because no one noticed their new clothing, while Suki dances home with the wind in her pink scarf.

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When their teacher, Mrs. Paggio, asks the class about their summer vacations, Suki, by now aware of other children's reactions, describes the festival, then demonstrates the festival dance right in front of everyone.

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