Diane Slocum

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Fifty Words for Rain

Young Japanese Girl Struggles for Identity in WWII

January 1, 2021 4:02 am Published by 2 Comments

Fifty Words for Rain, Asha Lemmie, Dutton - Eight-year-old Nori is dropped off by her mother at the estate of the grandparents she never knew she had. For three years, she lives in their attic, suffering acid baths to lighten her skin and beatings with a wooden spoon.


Almond by Won-pyung Sohn

Korean Author’s Misfit Boys Teach Us About Emotion

August 1, 2020 4:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Almond, Won-pyung Sohn, Harper Collins - Yunjae was born with small amygdalae which kept him from feeling anger or fear or knowing how to respond with other emotions. He lives with his mother and grandmother who love him but obsess over teaching him emotions so he won’t be an oddity at school.