“Soheil and I thank her and take the PB and J she hands us.” • I think this is…

“Soheil and I thank her and take the PB and J she hands us.” ❤️

I think this is a great way to make the concept of internment accessible to YA readers. I think many young people may not hear about the internment of Japanese Americans in our nation’s history – I didn’t until COLLEGE. I recall it was maybe a sentence or a paragraph in my U.S. History book in high school (and this was an AP class). The situation in this book doesn’t feel too far fetched, especially given the situation at the US-Mexico border. I had a harder time with the 2nd half of this book. I felt some characters were there just to give an “out” to some of the tough situations (being vague so I don’t give anything away). I think we can give YA readers a little more credit that they could handle situations not being so neat and tidy. I am interested what my son would think about this one – I have a feeling he will have similar thoughts to me. I enjoyed reading this with unabridgedpod for the ! ❤️



2 thoughts on ““Soheil and I thank her and take the PB and J she hands us.” • I think this is…”

  1. I’d like to read this at some point. I just finished her upcoming YA (I’ll review it soon!) and liked it a lot.

  2. It’s crazy. I know adults who haven’t heard of Japanese internment camps in the US. That’s totally unacceptable. This looks like good YA read thanks!

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