Dust of Eden

Dust of Eden

Book - 2014
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"Thirteen-year-old Mina Tagawa and her Japanese-American family are forced to evacuate their Seattle home and are relocated to an internment camp in Idaho, where they live for three years"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.
ISBN: 9780807517390
Characteristics: 121 pages ; 22 cm


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The poetic story of one Japanese-American families experience in the American internment camps during World War II.

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ArapahoeCatherine Mar 25, 2017

Written in beautifully flowing free verse, Nagai has captured a dark period in American history through Mina's authentic voice. I found it particularly poignant in light of recent events. A great choice for teens or advanced middle grade readers!


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