Hiya everyone, it’s Sarah!
Here is my take on this novel, check out Becky’s review from a few month’s ago.
Author: Kiku Hughes
Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco with her mother. While sightseeing, they are also attempting to visit her deceased grandmother’s childhood home. A fog rolls in, which isn’t completely weird, until the fog clears and Kiku finds herself in the 1940s watching her grandmother play a violin concert. Kiku is quickly transported back. However, as she continues to sight-see, she is displaced again and finds herself along with other Japanese Americans being taken to an internment camp. Kiku can’t figure out what is going on, but before she can go home, she is transported to the internment camp where she seems to be trapped. Kiku makes friends with others at the camp, but can’t seem to find the courage to reach out to her family. How will Kiku make her way back to her time?
This contemporary teen’s view of her culture’s history was an interesting way to dig into the finer details of history. By knowing some of the events that were to come and what comes after, this book shines as relevant to our nation throughout history. This book provides a great discussion starter for today’s world of politics and how it has remained relevant. The drawings were vivid and gorgeously colored. I have high hopes for this author’s future novels.