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Thanksgiving at Obaachan's

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A young Japanese American girl describes her family's Thanksgiving celebration and explains why her Obaachan (Grandmother) makes it so special. Anyone whose family has expanded this American holiday to include reminders of their cultural heritage will appreciate this little girl's Thanksgiving and treasure the memories it evokes. 36 pages, hardbound with paper jacket; full ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published May 31st 1994 by Polychrome Publishing Corporation
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Oct 12, 2015 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a nice book about the close bonds of family, despite language and culture differences. It's a good example of how a traditional American Thanksgiving meal can get a Japanese flavor with a few traditional Japanese foods and customs.

We've spent 4 Thanksgivings in Japan, so we've experienced several meals like this ourselves. Our girls love a lot of Japanese cuisine and it's also common here in Hawaii for family gatherings to have a mixture of Asian, Hawaiian, and American foods, so this w
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Sep 05, 2013 Taylor Brune rated it really liked it
This is a great book about two cultures coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving. A young Japanese American girl describes Thanksgiving at her Japanese grandmother's house. She talks about her favorite things from both cultures. This would be a great story to use when talking about different cultures and traditions.
This is a sweet story of a young girl's loving relationship with her grandmother, her Obaachan. The little girl speaks English, and the grandmother speaks Japanese, but they lovingly communicate with smiles, gestures, food and a few words. Their Thanksgiving celebration is a mix of American and Japanese foods and traditions.
Jan 25, 2009 Lynne rated it liked it
In this story, a young Japanese American girl shares her memories of her Thanksgiving experience at her grandmother’s home. Unlike Say’s, Tea with Milk, which tells of the conflict that exists between the two cultures, Thanksgiving at Obaachan’s shows the celebration and integration of Japanese culture into American culture.
Mar 08, 2008 earthy rated it it was ok
Not impressed with the illustrations, but I like the great relationship between the little girl and her grandmother. Also nice combination of Japanese and American holiday traditions.
Nov 17, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
A Thanksgiving story that takes place in the house of a girl's Japanese Grandmother. Good for discussing differences in how families celebrate Thanksgiving.
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