"Lin's observations of her family drawn between two cultures—with very different ways of seeing the world and speaking about it—has appeal for a remarkably wide range of ages, especially fans of An Na's A Step from Heaven (2001) or Cynthia Kadohata's Kira-Kira (2004). (Fiction. 9-16)"
Lin is extraordinarily shy but forms a bond with Obaachan, her Japanese grandmother, who comes to live with Lin's multi-racial family in New England.
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