Dust of Eden

By NAGAI, Mariko

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ISBN
9780807517390
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–8—Mina is a typical Japanese American girl living in Seattle until December 1941, when her life is changed forever by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. From this point on, everything changes for the worst. People are racist toward her and her family, her father is arrested and carted away without cause, and her family is told to pack up their belongings and report to an "assembly center" to be moved away "for their own safety." This novel in verse follows Mina's trials as she is ripped away from h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

In this verse novel, we first meet Mina Tagawa and her Seattle-based family just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Shortly after, her father is imprisoned, and the rest of the family -- Mina, her mother, grandfather, and older brother Nick -- are sent to the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho, where they live in poor conditions for three years. Over t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In this WWII-set verse novel, Mina Tagawa and her family are sent to the Minidoka Relocation Center. Mina's beloved grandfat...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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