Dash/Kirby Larson by Scholastic Corporation/Scholastic Press
Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home—or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it.
Why we like it: Dash is a heart-wrenching story about a Japanese-American girl who is forced to separate from her dog when she is interned. Readers will feel Mitsi Kashino’s pain and suffering as they learn about the effects of Japanese internment. Kirby Larson fans will not be disappointed.
Nappa Awards Winner 2014 Gold