Written by Yoshiko Uchida
Illustrated by Joanna Yardley
1.) Self-Love and Acceptance- Children learn about their own culture. Emi continues to learn about her culture and that everyone is not as accepting as he or she should be.
4.) Social Movements and Social Change- Students learn how people have struggled for social change. Emi realizes that she and her family are not being treated well and that they must learn to make the best of their situation and work together. This will allow people to learn from the past so the same events do not happen again.
5.) Taking Social Action- Students explore their own context and develop tools to work for change. Emi learns that although she and her family were sent away, she will always remember her friends in her heart and will use her situation to learn about herself and others as they work together to deal with the hardships they face.