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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-BooksDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Kim/Kimi</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Hadley Irwin</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Margaret K. McElderry Books/Macmillan</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1987</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">200</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">WorldCat Link</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.worldcat.org/title/kimkimi/oclc/14412486\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://www.worldcat.org/title/kimkimi/oclc/14412486</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Kim/Kimi;\nAuthor:Hadley Irwin;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Margaret K. McElderry Books/Macmillan;\nPubDate:1987;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:200;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.worldcat.org/title/kimkimi/oclc/14412486\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://www.worldcat.org/title/kimkimi/oclc/14412486</a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">books</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Kim/Kimi</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Creators</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Hadley Irwin</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Grade Reading Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 6-8</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Coming of age; Identity crisis; Quest for discovery</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Children's; Young Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Point-of-View/Protagonist Characteristics</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">First person; Japanese American and Irish American teenage girl</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Widely available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Has Teaching Aids?</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Geography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Iowa; California</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1980s</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tule Lake [10]</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Kim/Kimi;\nCreators:Hadley Irwin;\nInterestLevel:Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12;\nReadingLevel:Grades 6-8;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Coming of age; Identity crisis; Quest for discovery;\nGenre:Children's; Young Adult;\nPoV:First person; Japanese American and Irish American teenage girl;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Iowa; California;\nChronology:1980s;\nFacility:Tule Lake [10];\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p><i>Kim/Kimi</i> (1987) by Hadley Irwin explores one teen's quest to discover herself by finding out about her father's past. Kimi Yogushi, who is more commonly known as Kim Anderson, has an Irish American mother. Kim's father Kenji, who had died before she was born, was Japanese American. Sixteen-year-old Kim happily lives with her family in an all-white community in Iowa but she begins to want to know more about the Japanese American part of her identity. Her mother finally tells Kim that Kenji had been disowned by his family for marrying outside his race. \n</p><p>With the help of a neighbor's friend and with her younger half brother running family interference, Kim goes on a quest in search of her father's estranged family which takes her to Sacramento. Through luck and the connections of friends, she meets other Japanese Americans who share their knowledge of Japanese American history and customs, help her with her research, and get her involved with the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Redress_movement\" title=\"Redress movement\">redress movement</a>. In her research Kim discovers that her father and his family were incarcerated at <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tule_Lake\" title=\"Tule Lake\">Tule Lake</a>, and with several plot twists, tracks down her father's missing family.\n</p><p>\"Hadley Irwin\" was a pseudonym for authors Ann Irwin (1915–98) and Lee Hadley (1934–95), who authored numerous young adult books in the 1970s to 1990s. Both women were Iowa natives, who met after joining the English faculty at Iowa State University in 1969–70. Both had been high school teachers—Irwin for thirty years, from 1937–67—and drew on the many students they had come to know in plotting the novels. Most of their book dealt with teenage social problems, ranging from divorce, suicide, drug/alcohol issues, and even incest/sexual abuse. Besides <i>Kim/Kimi</i>, three of their other novels dealt with centrally with race/ethnicity: <i>We Are Mesquakie, We Are One</i> (1980), a coming of age novel set against the backdrop of the 1840s forced migration of the Mesquakie people to a Kansas reservation; <i>I Be Somebody</i> (1984), about an African America boy whose family migrates from Oklahoma to homestead in Canada in the early 1900s; and <i>Sarah with an H</i>, on a Jewish girl dealing with anti-Semitism in her new school.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Jan_Kamiya\" title=\"Jan Kamiya\">Jan Kamiya</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Kamiya, Jan</div>\n<p>Might also like <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Beacon_Hill_Boys_(book)\" title=\"Beacon Hill Boys (book)\">Beacon Hill Boys</a></i> by Ken Mochizuki; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/A_Fence_Away_From_Freedom:_Japanese-Americans_and_World_War_II_(book)\" title=\"A Fence Away From Freedom: Japanese-Americans and World War II (book)\">A Fence Away from Freedom: Japanese Americans and World War II</a></i> by Ellen Levine; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The_Invisible_Thread_(book)\" title=\"The Invisible Thread (book)\">The Invisible Thread</a></i> by Yoshiko Uchida\n</p>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p><i>Kim/Kimi</i> on <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/kimkimi\" rel=\"nofollow\">Scholastic Books website</a>.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Ann(abelle) (Bowen) Irwin, 1915–1998,\" Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003; \"Lee Hadley, 1934–1995,\" Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.124 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.126 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 367/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2435/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 6778/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1114/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2963-0!*!0!!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309150903 and revision id 28168\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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