My Brother, My Sister, and I Themes & Characters

Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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In this sequel to So Far from the Bamboo Grove, Watkins chronicles Yoko's maturation process as she recounts the story of her struggle to survive in Kyoto with her brother Hideyo and her sister Ko. Yoko is thirteen now, and she is trying to make it in the world with meager possessions and little money. Ko works as a seamstress sewing aprons and kimonos, Hideyo works as a laborer, and Yoko finds work wherever she can and must attend school as well. Their mother is dead and their father is a prisoner of war in Siberia. We understand the fear and longing these children must have experienced during this time of their lives. They survived the war, but they lost their mother, have no idea if they will ever see their father again, and they must constantly worry whether or not they will be...

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