1001 Cranes (Paperback)
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" A contemplative story. " Booklist
When twelve-year-old Angela Kato arrives in L.A., the last thing she wants to do is spend the entire summer with her grandparents. But in the Kato family, one is never permitted to complain. Grandma Michi and Aunt Janet put Angela to work in their flower shop, folding origami and creating 1001-crane displays for newlyweds. At first, Angela learns the trade begrudgingly. But when her folding skills improve and her relationships with family and friends grow, Angela is able to cope with her troubles, especially her parents impending divorce.
A wonderfully engaging and poignant novel about a revered Japanese American custom that transforms the life of a lost young girl. Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery Award winning author of "Kira-Kira.
About the Author
Naomi Hirahara is a writer and editor of nonfiction and fiction books on the Japanese American experience. She authored the biography An American Son: The Story of George Aratani, Founder of Mikasa and Kenwood for the Japanese American National Museum. She is a former editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper in Los Angeles.
“A wonderfully engaging and poignant novel about a revered Japanese-American custom that transforms the life of a lost young girl.” —Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery Award–winning author of Kira-Kira
“A contemplative story.”—Booklist