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Sora and the Cloud
About the Author
Felicia Hoshino draws for Cricket, Cicada, and Ladybug magazines. Previously she illustrated the storybook Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin (Lee & Low Books, 2006), which was named a Children's Books of the Year by the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee, and Finding the Golden Ruler (little Simon), and My Dog Teny (Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 2010). Learn more at www.felishino.com.
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Reviews of A Place Where Sunflowers Grow
"…beautiful, haunting depictions of life in an internment camp as seen by a child, and a narrative that is both simple and profound. A must in every school and library in the country." -Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of Farewell to Manzanar
"In this touching story, young Mari is the embodiment of all Japanese Americans who were wrongly and unconstitutionally interned during World War II. She transcends her hardships and, most importantly, teaches all of us important lessons about our shared humanity and dignity." -Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senator
"Preservation of our history is the preservation of our democracy and a reminder of who we are as Americans. In a time of uncertainty, Amy Lee-Tai shines a light on what we are capable of perpetrating on our fellow citizens, and what we are capable of rising above."-Mike Honda, United States Congressman
"Inspired by the paintings of the author's artist grandmother, Hisako Hibi, on whose experience this story is based, Hoshino's delicate artwork evokes the fragility of the family's desert life and of continued hope." -Journal of Children's Literature