So far from the bamboo grove

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Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 183 pages
This harrowing and inspirational story tells the true experiences of young Yoko Kawashima, who was forced to flee her tranquil home in Korea for Japan in the closing days of World War II.

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I usually do not like books that are set back in the time of war, but this book caught my attention and I really enjoyed reading it. The book makes the reader think about what is happening from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ecahan1 - LibraryThing

In my opinion this is a great chapter book for 5th graders to read because it had an interesting plot, different points of view, and it pushes readers to think about what life was like in Korea around ... Read full review

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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.

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