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Journey Home (Aladdin Books) by Yoshiko…

Journey Home (Aladdin Books) (original 1978; edition 1992)

by Yoshiko Uchida, Charles Robinson (Illustrator)

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Title:Journey Home (Aladdin Books)
Authors:Yoshiko Uchida
Other authors:Charles Robinson (Illustrator)
Info:Aladdin (1992), Paperback, 144 pages
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Journey Home by Yoshiko Uchida (1978)



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Journey Home is the story of a Japanese-American family who was kicked out of the US during World War II. They then went to a concentration camp and were then moved back to Salt Lake City. Eventually, the family was allowed to go back to California, where they were originally from. Other residents of California work together to buy a grocery store and fix up a house for everyone to live in. This story is a great book about friendship, family, and forgiveness. I liked this book because I liked the plot of the story. I learned much about what families had to go through once they moved back to their homes. For example, people were still hostile towards the families and they even torched the store that the Japanese-Americans bought and owned. The main message of this book is forgiveness. This reoccurring theme comes up when the family must forgive people that have hurt them in the past. Overall, I enjoyed reading and learning from this book. ( )
  AnneJohnson | May 5, 2015 |
  BRCSBooks | Oct 2, 2013 |
Journey Home is told from the perspective of an eleven-year-old Japanese-American girl, Yuki Sakane. She remembers the horrible things her family had to endure during their stay in the internment camp in the deserts of Topaz. As she tries to move on with her life, she realizes how the memories of the camp haunt her and still affects her.
This book is the progression of emotions Yuki Sakane feels after leaving the internment camps and trying to live a “normal” life. The impacts of World War II have left her family and her in states of uneasiness but as they start new once again, they continue to learn many things. Journey Home is appropriate for students in grades three and up because it is a chapter book so it will require a lot more attentive reading and perseverance as students are challenged to read bigger books.
  sosandra | Apr 1, 2010 |
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After their release from an American concentration camp, a Japanese-American girl and her family try to reconstruct their lives amidst strong anti-Japanese feelings which breed fear, distrust, and violence.

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