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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User Review  - skstiles612 - LibraryThing

Rinko is growing up in 1935 California. She believes that America is supposed to be the land of the free. However, she doesn't feel like she belongs here even if she was born here. She is not proud of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sash - Borders

Pros: Inspiring, Funny, Suspencefull Cons: Depressing and somewhat addgitating A jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida is a story of a small japanese girl, Rinko, who faces a huge problem of racism daily ... 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.