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Somewhere Among
by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

"A tender piece on connectedness." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

"An absorbing and affecting story featuring a biracial middle grade protagonist." -School Library Journal

In this beautiful and haunting debut novel in verse, a Japanese-American girl struggles with the loneliness of being caught between two worlds when the tragedy of 9/11 strikes an ocean away. Eleven-year-old Ema has always been of two worlds--her father's Japanese heritage and her mother's life in America. She lives in Japan and has spent summers in California for as long as she can remember, but this year she and her mother are staying with her grandparents in western Tokyo as they await the arrival of Ema's baby sibling. Her mother's pregnancy has been tricky, putting everyone on edge, but Ema's heart is singing--finally, there will be someone else who will understand what it's like to belong and not belong at the same time.

Dipping and soaring, Somewhere Among is the story of one girl's search for identity, a sense of peace, and the discovery that hope can indeed rise from the ashes of disaster.

 

Grade Level:     6th grade     7th grade & Up

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level Y      DRA Level 60


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These books are NEW.  Some have a small black line on the side (the publisher's overstock mark), but other than that they are brand new.