A Jar of Dreams

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Atheneum, 1981 - Juvenile Fiction - 131 pages
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Growing up in California during the depression isn't easy for eleven-year-old Rinko. She desperately wants to fit in and be like everyone else, but instead she is ridiculed and made to feel different because she is Japanese.

But when Aunt Waka comes to visit, and brings with her the old-fashioned wisdom of Japan, she teaches Rinko the importance of her Japanese heritage, and the value of her own strengths and dreams, in this warm and touching story.

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This book is very very very good I read this book 10 times max that's how much I love this book.

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It's a really beautiful story, though for all the focus on how much of a difference Aunt Waka made, you really don't get a lot of private time with her. She's a figure in the background, ushering ... Read full review

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An award winning novelist and great chronicler of the Japanese American world of the 19th and 20th century.