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Author Brown, Waka Takahashi, author.

Title While I was away [sound recording] / Waka T. Brown.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2021]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Juvenile Book on CD - TRBB-2  CD J FIC BRO    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged.
Description 6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 070000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
audio file rdaft
CD audio
Performer Read by Chieko Hidaka.
Note Compact discs.
Summary When twelve-year-old Waka's parents suspect she can't understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Forced to say goodbye to her friends and what would have been her summer vacation, Waka is plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and flown across the globe, where she faces the culture shock of a lifetime. In Japan, Waka struggles with reading and writing in kanji, doesn't quite mesh with her complicated and distant Obaasama, and is made fun of by the students in her Japanese public-school classes. Even though this is the country her parents came from, Waka has never felt more like an outsider. If she's always been the 'smart Japanese girl' in America but is now the 'dumb foreigner' in Japan, where is home, and who will Waka be when she finds it?
Subject Girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Japanese Americans -- Kansas -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Summer -- Japan -- Juvenile fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Japanese Americans -- Kansas -- Fiction.
Summer -- Japan -- Fiction.
Girls. (OCoLC)fst00942866
Japanese Americans. (OCoLC)fst00981441
Middle schools. (OCoLC)fst01020553
Summer. (OCoLC)fst01138503
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Kansas. (OCoLC)fst01204323
Genre/Form Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Children's audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01920772
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Children's audiobooks.
Added Author Hidaka, Chieko, narrator.
Standard No. 9780063017153
ISBN 9780063017153

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