Samurai Kids 1: White Crane

Title

Samurai Kids 1: White Crane

Authors

Sandy Fussell

Illustrator

Rhian Nest James

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780763645038

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Even though he has only one leg, Niya Moto is studying to be a samurai, and his five fellow-students are similarly burdened, but sensei Ki-Yaga, an ancient but legendary warrior, teaches them not only physical skills but mental and spiritual ones as well, so that they are well-equipped to face their most formidable opponents at the annual Samurai Games.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

590L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Physical appearance; blind; missing limb; amputation; albinism; polydactyly

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese)

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

Japan; Samurai; schools; senseis; sword fighting; poetry; origami; competitions; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

Samurai Kids 1: White Crane

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