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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hadley Irwin Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Kim Andrews shuts out her history teacher, who is telling the class about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She is thinking about her ancestors. Kim's mother is American, but her father, who died before she was born, was Japanese. Realizing that she knows nothing about an important part of her heritage, the teenager embarks on a search for her father's Japanese relatives in California. As she meets an aunt and grandmother who are from another time and culture, she learns that she is both Kim Andrews and Kimi Yogushi. And she begins to know what it means to be Japanese-American.

Kim/Kimi poignantly depicts a young woman's investigation of her cultural history. Honestly facing the mistreatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and the prejudices that still exist in many parts of the United States, Hadley Irwin skillfully dramatizes the conflicts that are often part of a multicultural background.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by earthy | 12/10/2012

    " Somewhat heavy-handed as far as dealing with racial issues goes, and I'm not sure it's that culturally authentic; still, Kim's an endearing narrator, and I like the strong family relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 11/12/2012

    " Enjoyable story about a girl who is trying to learn about her Japanese roots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stasha | 5/9/2010

    " A coming-of-age story about a biracial girl who is trying to unearth her deceased father's heritage. Really is about accepting yourself and loving who you are and where you came from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stasha | 6/20/2009

    " A coming-of-age story about a biracial girl who is trying to unearth her deceased father's heritage. Really is about accepting yourself and loving who you are and where you came from. "

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