My Brother, My Sister, and I
Continuing the story begun in So Far From the Bamboo Grove (Lothrop, Lee &... read more
Continuing the story begun in So Far From the Bamboo Grove (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1986), Yoko, now thirteen, her sister Ko, seventeen, and brother Hideyo are living in poverty in Kyoto, Japan, in the years immediately following World War II. For them, a cup of rice is precious, and a handful of vegetable greens and fruit peelings are a treat on the day Hideyo turns 21. They are also still hoping to find their father, who has been missing since the war. Their struggles are complicated after a fire destroys the warehouse in which they'd been living and seriously injures Ko. Drawing strength from one another, they never lose hope or grow bitter, and hard work and acts of kindness which they bestow upon others comes full circle in their lives. (Age 12 and older)
© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994
- Text Complexity
- Lexile Level: 750L
- ATOS Reading Level: Currently Not Available
Images courtesy of publishers, organizations, and sometimes their Twitter handles.
We're sorry, TeachingBooks currently has no multimedia resources for My Brother, My Sister, and I.To request that the TeachingBooks staff gather materials about this book or Yoko Kawashima Watkins, please submit the title and author on our contact form, using the "Titles we should include" radio button.