Nora & Kettle (Paper Starts #1)
Clean Teen Publishing
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death, Interracial; Orphanage; death of a mother; orphan
Set in 1953, Nora & Kettle explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary adversity. Kettle, an orphaned Japanese American, is struggling to make a life in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to--the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having "one drop of Japanese blood in them." Nora, the daughter of a civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the interned Japanese Americans, is barely surviving her violent home and dreams of a life outside of the brownstone walls. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating and ultimately healing.
orphan; single father
boy and girl
Japanese American / White
Japanese American; dysfunctional families; friendship; family problems
Taylor, Lauren Nicolle, "Nora & Kettle (Paper Starts #1)" (2015). DIVerse Families. 615.