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Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature.--Booklist, starred review
A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan's experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.
Twelve-year-old Natsu and her family live a quiet farm life in Manchuria, near the border of the Soviet Union. But the life they've known begins to unravel when her father is recruited to the Japanese army, and Natsu and her little sister, Cricket, are left orphaned and destitute.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Author: Mariko Nagai
Publisher: Square Fish
Binding Type: Paperback
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 506547 / Under the Broken Sky
About the Author
Nagai, Mariko: - Mariko Nagai is the author of Under the Broken Sky and Dust of Eden as well as several books of poetry and fiction for adults. She has received the Pushcart Prize in both poetry and fiction, as well as many other accolades. She is an associate professor of creative writing and Japanese literature at Temple University, Japan Campus, in Tokyo, where she is also the director of research. Mariko-nagai.com
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