So Far from the Sea
by Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. This is a poignant story of a young girl who learns
the harsh realities of war and its resonating impacts decades after the internment of Japanese
Americans on the U.S. West Coast. Visiting the grave of a grandfather she never knew, young Laura
Iwasaki learns the valuable lesson of remembering her heritage as she and her family visit the
Manzanar War Relocation Camp for one last time. Hardbound: 30 pp. Color illustrations.