Everything you need to understand or teach Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
Henry Lee, a recent widower, is reminded of his childhood when he walks by the Panama Hotel in 1986. The new owner has found items that were stored by Japanese families during World War II in the basement. That was a time when the U.S. government relocated the Japanese to concentration camps. When Henry was a young boy, he became friends with a Japanese girl his age, named Keiko Okabe. They attended the same school and were both ostracized for their Asian heritage. Because of their shared experiences and love of jazz, they became friends. After the war they lost track of one another. They are reunited in 1986 when Henry’s son Marty finds Keiko, a widow of three years, and he buys a ticket to New York for his father to see her again.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: