Friday, August 29, 2014
Dash, by Kirby Larson
A kind neighbor agrees to take care of Dash and sends her status reports during their separation. That correspondence gives Mitsi a release and allows her to cope with the horrors of her family's incarceration.
A well-researched and well-told story of Japanese-American relocation during WWI through the heart-wrenching hook of a girl separated from her pooch. What's not to like? Mitsi and her family have hearts of gold and are sometimes too good to be true, but the detail is so rich and so interesting, that the story just moves you right along. This is a lovely piece of historical fiction (based on a true story) that captures and personalizes a shocking moment in American history.
[Disclosure: I solicited and received a copy of this book for review. Having really enjoyed this book, I plan to keep the copy I received, but it did not affect my review.]