A Place to Belong

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Atheneum Books
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5.5 X 8.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, Half a World Away, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her hockey-playing son and dog in West Covina, California.

Julia Kuo is the creator of 20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals as well as the charming board book Everyone Eats. Julia also created the cover and interior artwork for Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Kadohata's The Thing About Luck and Place I Belong and New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han's Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She lives in Chicago.


*"The push-pull between humanity's best and worst, and between acceptance and resistance are at the heart of this powerful and joyful work."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Complex and emotionally impactful."--School Library Journal, starred review
*"Kadohata is superb at writing relationships, and here each unfolds like a flower. . . . Another gift from Kadohata to her readers."--Booklist, starred review
*"Superb characterization and an evocative sense of place elevate this story that is at once specific to the experiences of Japanese-American expatriates and yet echoes those of many others. . . . Full of desperate sadness and tremendous beauty."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"[A] transcendent story of love and family."--The New York Times
"This is a book to sink deep into."--Horn Book Magazine, starred review