Sylvia & Aki, by Winifred Conkling

Summary:  At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona. Meanwhile, Mexican-American third-grader Sylvia’s family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.

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2 Responses

  1. This is a fascinating book. it’s interesting to hear about how two girls are so different, but still so similar. it has a chance at the newbery, but i think that younger age groups would enjoy it more. Like third graders through fifth grade.

  2. I agree with Krista, I loved how the book was written about two girls who had similar experiences, but were able to get through it, while becoming friends.

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