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This book is a story of a Japanese and a white boy in Hawaii during theattack on Pearl Harbor The story depicts how the Japanese were treatedduring the war and what life was like on the islands Tomi Nakaji and Billy Wilson are best friends in eighth grade Tomis Mom Dad and Grandpa are from Japan and Billy is a rich whiteor haole boy means white in Hawaii Tomis mom works for Billysfamily as their maid so Tomi and his family are allowed to stay on theirproperty in a house behind the Wilsons One day Tomis grandpa for some unknown reason pulled out hisold Japan flag and started cleaning it After he had finished he hung it upon the cloth line to dry out where every one could see it When Tomi sawit he wanted him to take it down but grandpa didnt see any reason to He thought that he was Japanese not American so he didnt see anythingGrandpa has a bunch of different kinds of racer pigeons that arehis pride and joy Every day Tomi would let them go and they would flyout into the sky then come back after they were tired But what Grandpareally cherished was the kanta which was a samurai sword that has beenpassed down through their family for over 200 years Now it was his andhe would soon pass it on to Pa then on the Tomi Tomis dad is a fisher man who owns his own boat named theTaiyo Maru He takes it out to fish up to a week at a time he just stayson the boat and sleeps out under the stars With him he has Sanji ayoung guy just out of high school with a wife and daughter He helps Pafish because when you get a huge fish over 300lbs you might need somehelp One day Pa decide to take Tomi and Billy out fishing with him soone morning Pa Tomi Billy and
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