However, Aiko’s stay in Japan is not quite the easygoing vacation that she expected. Her grandmother is openly hostile toward her, and she soon learns of painful family secrets that have been buried for years. Even so, she takes pleasure in meeting new friends. She is drawn to Taiga, the figure skater who shows her the power of persistence against self-doubt. Sora is a fellow manga enthusiast who introduces Aiko to a wide circle of like-minded artists. And then there is Kotaro, a refugee from the recent devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan.
As she gets to know her biological father and the story of his break with her mother, Aiko begins to rethink the meaning of family and her own place in the world.
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|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
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"Through the adventures of Aiko Cassidy, Kamata’s winsome and highly relatable teen narrator, the reader explores our increasingly multicultural, multilingual, multiracial, and multi-abled world. Get ready to fall in love with this plucky heroine as she travels to Japan in search of the true meaning of family and friendship."
Chandra Prasad, author of Damselfly