Winner of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
After a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg--a half-Japanese,
half-Jewish American--wonders who is responsible. She and her
cliquey friends said some thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping
that Kana will reflect on her behavior, her parents pack her off to
her mother's ancestral home in Japan for the summer. There Kana
spends hours under the hot sun tending to her family's "mikan"
Kana's mixed heritage makes it hard to fit in at first, especially
under the critical eye of her traditional grandmother, who has
never accepted Kana's father. But as the summer unfolds, Kana gets
to know her relatives, Japan, and village culture, and she begins
to process the pain and guilt she feels about the tragedy back
home. Then news about a friend sends her world spinning out of
orbit all over again.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Random House Books for Young Readers
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