Through Eyes Like Mine
by Noriko Nakada (Goodreads Author)
Through Eyes Like mine is the story of a childhood told through the present-tense voice of Nori Nakada. Born to a Japanese American father and German-Irish mother in rural Oregon, Nori's family becomes increasingly diverse when they adopt a six-year-old boy from Korea. She struggles to find comfort within a family, a community and a world that is both simple and complex. B...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published November 20th 2010 by Createspace
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I loved it. Finished it in one night and am now rereading it again. While my childhood was very different from Ms. Nakada's, I was able to enjoy this book immensely. The story made me recall many of my own childhood memories and, perhaps, see how they shaped who I am today. Highly recommended.
Noriko Nakada lives with her man and dog in Los Angeles, California. She teaches at Emerson Middle School and will continue to do so even after Oprah decides to plug her book, Through Eyes Like Mine. She completed her mfa at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2005 and continues to write, blog, tweet and facebook about life, food, education and sports. She is represented by Judy Heiblum at Sterling...moreMore about Noriko Nakada...
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“As the lights fade to a distant glow, I look back toward the city and imagine, somewhere in all of those lives, a little girl who is a lot like me. Maybe she rides in a car thinking about someone living far away from these lights and people. Even though our lives are separated by so much I wonder if she imagines the world through eyes like mine.”More quotes…
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