With her parents on the verge of separating, a devastated twelve-year-old Japanese American girl spends the summer in Los Angeles with her grandparents, where she folds paper cranes into wedding displays, becomes involved with a young skateboarder, and learns how complicated relationships can be.
Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents
Best Books: Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009
cranes; wedding; love interest; skateboarding
Hirahara, Naomi, "1001 Cranes" (2008). Diverse Families. 1163.