Editorial Review

Midwest Book Review

Cover: A Scarf for Keiko

“It’s 1942 and America is at war with the Empire of Japan. Sam’s elementary school class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Keiko is a good knitter, but some kids at school don’t want anything to do with her because the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor and her family is Japanese American. When Keiko’s family is forced to move to a camp for Japanese Americans, can Sam find a way to demonstrate his friendship? A deftly crafted picture book for children ages 5-10 drawing upon one of America’s most egregious examples of racial discrimination in a time of war, ‘A Scarf for Keido’ is unreservedly recommended for its ultimately inspiring message of overcoming that discrimination. Of special note is the Author’s Note on the subject of what happened to Japanese Americans in World War II. While very highly and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that ‘A Scarf for Keiko’ is also available in a paperback edition (9781541521650, $7.99) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $7.59).”―Midwest Book Review

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