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The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck | Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo
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Just when 12-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year filled with bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for the harvest workers.
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channingfortney
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Asian/Pacific American Award. The is a story about a Japanese-American girl who is working in Texas to provide for her family. She comes across many obstacles along the way that change her outlook on some things. The story follows her as she grows, matures, and learns as a person who is providing for her and her family.

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oliviascrimo
The Thing About Luck | Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo

Asian/Pacific American Award
June 3rd, 2014
This book is all about the good and back luck in life and how sometimes you must make your own luck which is what the main character of this book must do to help her family.

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gclift
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The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata and Julia Kuo was published in 2013. This is a great book for older ages but can also be a read aloud for younger students. This book has won the Asian/Pacific Book Award. It is about a girl names Summer who has to learn that you make your own luck as she tries to save her family. Great read!

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Jordan1201
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The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata and illustrated by Julia Kuo was published on January 4th, 2013. This book is a fictional story and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. This book follows a twelve-year-old Japanese American girl who, over the course of a season of hard work with her difficult family, comes to a greater understanding of herself, her family, and its heritage, and her relationships.

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Jburns13
The Thing About Luck | Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo

This book is about a young twelve year old Japanese-American girl over the course of the season of hard work and dedicating herself but deals with struggles of life. She then learns how important family is along the way she has a greater understanding of herself and learns the importance of her families heritage. She realizes just how important family, heritage and relationships are.

Jburns13 Published: January 4, 2013

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Illustrator: Julia Kuo

Genre: Fiction

Awards: National Book Award Winner
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caitlinblack
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Published in 2013, this story is about Summer, a twelve-year-old Japanese-American girl who. She does a lot of hard work with her difficult family, she finds to a greater understanding of herself, of her family and its heritage, and of her relationships.

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Asian/Pacific American Award

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Fiction

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ehrmans
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This story follows a 12-year-old Japanese-American girl named Summer. Over the course of a season of hard work with her difficult family, she comes to a greater understanding of herself, her family and its heritage, and her relationships.

ehrmans Author: Cynthia Kadohata. Publication date: 2013. Genre: fiction. Awards: Asian/Pacific American award.
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MaddieBrown3
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Name of Award: Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
Purpose of Award: to honor & share Asian/Pacific American experiences
Date of Publication: January 4, 2013
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Brief Summary:
A girl, Summer, has to provide for her family with her grandparents. Her parents have to leave. She had to provide and help do more for her family. Summer finds a boy that interests her. But the seasons are changing and so will her life.

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alysonimagines
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Each day for 7 days, post the cover of one of your favorite books. No words. No explanations.

#7favesin7days / Day 5

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Jinjer
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That was exactly what I needed. A nice, quick read with a lot of good feels. I miss Summer and her family already and wonder how they're doing. Thank you for such a lovely book, Michelle! #cupidgoespostal

Mimi28 So glad you liked it!! ❤❤❤😊😊 6y
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Jinjer
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Saturday night read is one of my #cupidgoespostal gifts! Cookies are Nestle Tollhouse to which I added my favorite nut of all nuts: Black Walnuts. I put them in everything so be forewarned if you're ever eyeballing a baked good at my house.

Mimi28 Looks yummy!!! 😋😋 6y
DebinHawaii Yum! 🍪😋🍪 6y
FictionFox I loved this book!!! Hope you enjoy :) 6y
Jinjer @FictionFox I did love it! 6y
FictionFox 😁😁 6y
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MSzyd
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Day 119: "The thing about luck is that it's like a fever... [it] will break when it wants to break." #shoes by #ironfist

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Abby2
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Kadahota amazingly writes such a perfect picture of a 12 year olds life. Summer is Japanese American and just realizing that people, life, and herself are complicated and imperfect. Wabi-sabi

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RealLifeReading
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Jetlagged and reading about a young Japanese-American girl driving a combine. Wish I had Cynthia Kadohata's books to read when I was growing up. Sorry no proper photo. It's finally 5 something. I've been trying to sleep since 2 something. But the kids have been, among other things, crying because they miss their grandparents. We got back last night and it's been a tiring one! Here's to a good Sunday. Hopefully we will all get some sleep later!

ns510reads Rest up! 😊 7y
Smrloomis Good luck adjusting. It always takes me a week 😕 but of course it will happen! 7y
Mayread Oof it's always worse going east. Hopefully your internal clock resets soon! 7y
Treatyoshelf Literally the only Asian girl I read about growing up was Claudia Kishi from the Baby Sitter's Club. 7y
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TheBrockUEnglishMajor
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Beautiful! I loved the humour and depth brought to this very quiet coming of age story.

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