Yoko Writes Her Name

Yoko Writes Her Name

Book - 2008
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Yoko is so excited for the first day of school. She's just learned to write her name. But when Mrs. Jenkins asks Yoko to show everyone, Olive and Sylvia make fun of her Japanese writing. "Yoko can't write. She's only scribbling!" The teasing continues as Yoko shares her favorite book at show and tell, and reads it back to front.

That evening, Yoko declares that she can't go back to school. "How can I when my reading and writing are a failure?" she asks. Luckily a little wisdom from her Mama, a little cooperation from Mrs. Jenkins, and a lot of enthusiasm from her classmates teach Yoko the most important lesson of the year: that friendship can bridge cultural differences.

Not only does Yoko learn to read and write in English and graduate Kindergarten with her classmates, but everyone's name appears in two languages on their diploma-even Olive's and Sylvia's!
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Hyperion Books for Children, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780786803712
Branch Call Number: j P FAVORITE WELLS R
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Oct 27, 2017

The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is wonderful. Also, Yoko is much nicer than her classmates.

Nov 17, 2011

Thank you for this book, I was very happy to read this book. It is not only encourage Japanese children but also parents and other language family. It is a very nice story!!


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