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Uchida, Yoshiko. 
THE BRACELET
New York : Philomel Books, 1993
IL K-3, RL 4.3
ISBN 039922503X
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Emi is moving.  She and her family are forced to go and live in an internment camp because they are Japanese-American and America was at war with Japan.  Emiâ€ôs sole consolation upon leaving is a going-away gift from her best friend, Laurie.  It is a gold heart bracelet that Emi promises to never take off.  However, this symbol of friendship falls off the very first day.  How will Emi remember Laurie now?  (Mary Hamilton, mary.miguel@att.net, teacher)
SUBJECTS:     Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.

 
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