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Sepahban, Lois.
New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 3.7

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Manami and her family are told to leave their homes. The soldiers have come to escort them. They are to pack a suitcase and take up residence in a prison camp in the desert! What about Manami's dog? Who will take care of him? As a last minute decision, Manami decides to hide him undere her coat. Soon the dog is discovered and left behind. Manami feels sadness and guilt for abandoning her loyal friend. She finds she is unable to speak and resorts to drawing pictures of ,Yujiin, her dog and helps her mother tend to a small garden. Will Manami overcome her grief? Will her family get to return to their home? Will she ever find Yujiin again? (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction.
                        Manzanar War Relocation Center -- Fiction.
                        Selective mutism -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.

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