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Nora & Kettle (Paper Starts #1)

Title

Nora & Kettle (Paper Starts #1)

Publisher

Clean Teen Publishing

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781634221351

Pages

347 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death, Interracial; Orphanage; death of a mother; orphan

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese American / White

Family Formation

orphan; single father

Keywords

Japanese American; dysfunctional families; friendship; family problems

Diversity Impact

direct

Nora & Kettle (Paper Starts #1)

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