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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></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;\">The Bracelet</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Creators</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Yoshiko Uchida (author); Joanna Yardley (illustrator)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 3-5</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Grade Reading Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 1-2; Grades 3-5</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Lexile</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">AD710L</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Growing up – pain or pleasure; Importance of community; Self-awareness; Will to survive</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Children's</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;\">Told from perspective of child in concentration camps</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;\">Yes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1940s</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tanforan [15] - San Bruno, California</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:The Bracelet;\nCreators:Yoshiko Uchida (author); Joanna Yardley (illustrator);\nInterestLevel:Grades 3-5;\nReadingLevel:Grades 1-2; Grades 3-5;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:AD710L;\nTheme:Growing up – pain or pleasure; Importance of community; Self-awareness; Will to survive;\nGenre:Children's;\nPoV:Told from perspective of child in concentration camps;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:Yes;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:1940s;\nFacility:Tanforan [15] - San Bruno, California;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\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;\">The Bracelet</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Yoshiko Uchida</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Illustrator</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Joanna Yardley</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Philomel Books</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1993</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">32</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:The Bracelet;\nAuthor:Yoshiko Uchida;\nIllustrator:Joanna Yardley;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Philomel Books;\nPubDate:1993;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:32;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>A children's picture book by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> author <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Yoshiko_Uchida\" title=\"Yoshiko Uchida\">Yoshiko Uchida</a>, with illustrations by Joanne Yardley, originally published in 1993. <i>The Bracelet</i> is a story derived from the author's own childhood experiences in an American concentration camp during World War II. The book opens as seven-year-old Emi, her mother and sister prepare to leave their home in Berkeley, California, for <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tanforan_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Tanforan (detention facility)\">Tanforan</a>, a racetrack that has been converted into a temporary camp for Japanese Americans. Emi's best friend, Laurie Madison, brings her a gold bracelet as a farewell gift, and as a reminder of the value of their friendship. Emi vows that she will never take it off, but as she helps clean out the filthy horse stable that will serve has her family's \"apartment,\" the gold chain slips off her wrist and is lost. At first, she is desolate, but Emi eventually realizes that she does not need the bracelet to remember her friend, just as she does not need a photo to remember her father (who has been sent to a separate prisoner-of-war camp in Montana). \n</p><p>The last book Uchida wrote that touched on the Japanese American incarceration, <i>The Bracelet</i> was published posthumously on 1993. It originated as a short story published in 1976 in <i>The Scribner Anthology for Young People</i>.\n</p><p>In 2001, <i>The Bracelet</i> was the subject of a <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The_Bracelet_(film)\" title=\"The Bracelet (film)\">short educational video</a> in 2001 that was a part of the <i>Once Upon a Camp</i> series produced by the Japanese American National Museum and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.\n</p><p>Reviewers praised both the book's universality of theme and specificity of details as well as Yardley's drawings.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Patricia_Wakida\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">Patricia Wakida</a> and <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Wakida, Patricia and Niiya, Brian</div>\n<p>Might also like: <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/A_Place_Where_Sunflowers_Grow_(book)\" title=\"A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (book)\">A Place Where Sunflowers Grow</a></i> by Amy Lee-Tai;<i> <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Baseball_Saved_Us_(book)\" title=\"Baseball Saved Us (book)\">Baseball Saved Us</a></i> by Ken Mochizuki; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Blue_Jay_in_the_Desert_(book)\" title=\"Blue Jay in the Desert (book)\">Blue Jay in the Desert</a></i> by Marlene Shigekawa\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>Publisher website: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/336279/the-bracelet-by-yoshiko-uchida/9780698113909/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/336279/the-bracelet-by-yoshiko-uchida/9780698113909/</a>\n</p><p>Harada, Violet H. \"Breaking the Silence: Sharing the Japanese American Internment Experience with Adolescent Readers.\" <i>Journal of Adolescent &amp; Adult Literacy</i> 39.8 (May 1996): 630–37.\n</p><p>———. “Caught Between Two Worlds: Themes of Family, Community, and Ethnic Identity in Yoshiko Uchida’s Works for Children.” <i>Children’s Literature in Education</i> 29.1 (Mar. 1998): 19–30.\n</p><p>Inagawa, Machiko. \"Japanese American Experiences in Internment Camps during World War II as Represented by Children's and Adolescent Literature.\" Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona, 2007.\n</p><p>Potucek, Susan C. \"Using Children's Literature to Make History Come Alive: Discussing Prejudice and the Japanese Internment.\" <i>The History Teacher</i> 28.4 (Aug. 1995): 567–71.\n</p><p>Teorey, Matthew. \"Untangling Barbed Wire Attitudes: Internment Literature for Young Adults.\" <i>Children's Literature Association Quarterly</i> 33.3 (Fall 2008): 227–45.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Reviews\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">Reviews</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Hale, Robert D. \"Musings.\" <i>Horn Book Magazine</i> 69.6 (November 1993): 770. [\"First published as a short story in 1976, this book is important to today's children, who need to be aware of this tragic chapter in our nation's history.\"]\n</p><p><i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/yoshiko-uchida/the-bracelet/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Kirkus Reviews</a></i>, Oct. 15, 1993, 1339. [\"The carefully researched watercolors, with their irregular edges, are like old pictures ripped from an album.\"]\n</p><p>Mori, Kyoko. \"You're Never Too Old to Be Homesick.\" <i>New York Times Book Review</i>, Nov. 14, 1993, 21. [\"We come to know Emi, through her thoughts, as a strong and likable girl. The minor characters in the story, too, are briefly but deftly portrayed....\"]\n</p><p>Philbrook, John. <i>School Library Journal</i>, Dec. 1993, 95–96. [\"Uchida employs a simple, descriptive style, allowing the child's feelings to give punch to this vignette without becoming sentimental.\"]\n</p><p><i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-399-22503-1\" rel=\"nofollow\">Publishers Weekly</a></i>, Sept. 13, 1993, 128. [\"Yardley's... hushed, realistic paintings add to the poignancy of Uchida's narrative, and help to underscore the absurdity and injustice suffered by Japanese American families such as Emi's.\"]\n</p><p>Rochman, Hazel. <i>Booklist</i>, Sept. 15, 1993, 162. [\"Rooted as their story is, it is about the wartime refugee experience everywhere, and kids will identify with the injustice that could suddenly invade an ordinary home right here on their street.\"]\n</p><p>Sutton, Roger. <i>Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books</i> 47.1 (Sept. 1993), 25. [\"While somewhat fragmentary in its structure and conclusion, the book... is a gentle, honest introduction to the treatment of the Japanese-Americans during the war...\"]\n</p><p><i>Time</i>, Dec. 20, 1993, 64. [\"… this story and Joanna Yardley's warm, elegiac illustrations recall a time for which good explanations are still not available.\"]\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.112 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.117 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 323/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2115/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 6721/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1232/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2282-0!*!0!!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309151526 and revision id 28222\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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