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SHARON FUJIMOTO-JOHNSON

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SHELL SONG ​by Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson

Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books 

A story of finding and collecting pieces of hope,

big or small, even in the darkest of times.

Based on a true family story

Grandfather loved music, seashells, and the sound of the ocean in Hawai'i. But when war came, there was no more music. And in this war, there was no kindness for anyone who looked Japanese.

Taken to an island prison, Grandfather passed many long, lonely days away from his family searching for tiny seashells. He collected the shells, labelled them, and saved them with care. His collection has been passed down to his children and grandchildren, and now, author-illustrator Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson tells the story of her grandfather and his shells.

Based on the Sharon's true family history, this picture book about Japanese American incarceration in Hawai'i during World War II is a moving tribute to the importance of finding and collecting pieces of hope, big or small, even in the darkest of times.

Product Details

Shell Song by Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson

Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books

Publication: April 15, 2024

ISBN13: 9781665938679

Lengh: 48 pages​

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