Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky, by Sandra Dallas

Summary:  After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado.

Sleeping Bear Press

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Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Thing About Luck, by Cynthia Kadohata

Thing About LuckSummary: Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.  The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their boss’s cute son. But what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own.  And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family.

Atheneum

Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

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.

Tricycle Press

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