“Is Honorable Sister going to die?” I asked. I could not stop the tears.
With her mother dead and her father missing, thirteen year old Yoko, older sister Ko, and her older brother Hideyo struggle to survive. When Ko is seriously injured in a fire, Hideyo searches for more work to pay hospital bills and Yoko takes on the responsibility of caring for Ko. When Ko is accused of murdering their landlords, Yoko is determined to prove her sister’s innocence.
This is a great story about a Japanese girl in the aftermath of World War II. It is based on a true story. I recommend this book as a gripping and educational read.
Author: Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Audience: 12 and up
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Simon Pulse