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Pacific Odyssey to California, 1905 (American Sisters #8)

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Eleven-year-old Su-Na and her family immigrate from Korea to the island of Hawaii, hoping to find prosperity and good fortune. While her father works long, hard hours for low wages on a sugar cane plantation, Su-Na and her two younger sisters, Jae-Mi and Hi-Jong, get their first glimpse of an unfamiliar culture, taste strange new foods...and see firsthand the racism that p ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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The year is 1905, and, hoping for a better life, eleven-year-old Su-Na, her parents, and her two younger sisters have traveled from Korea to Hawaii. But life there is not all that they have expected. There is no school, and the low wages paid to immigrant laborers are barely enough to survive on, especially after a new baby is born. After a year in Hawaii, the family travels to the town of Riverside, California, where Su-Na and her sisters attend school while their father works as a fruit picker ...more
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I love the idea behind this book -- to present a period of US History through the viewpoints of children. The historical detail was the strongest aspect of this book; the characters were poorly developed, unfortunately.
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