Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Up from the Sea by Leza Lowitz

Kai lost almost everyone he cares about in the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011.  He is offered the chance to meet people who were affected by 9/11, so he takes it because he will get the chance to see his father as well as attend the tenth anniversary of Ground Zero. In this novel in verse, Lowitz brings the characters together to show how the power of knowing that you are not alone can be to people in crisis. 

Kai helps you understand what children felt who lost so many in the tragedy.  I particularly liked how the author brought in a separate tragedy and how those who had been affected during that time could help their Japanese counterparts.   I highly recommend this title.


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