Take What You Can Carry

By Pyle, Kevin C.

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ISBN
978-0-80508-828-9
Publisher
Holt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  High School

Gr 7 Up–In 1978, Kyle, a rebellious kid in a new town, gets in over his head trying to impress his friends by shoplifting. Decades earlier, young Ken Himitsu is angry about being incarcerated in Manzanar, an internment camp where thousands of Japanese Americans were forced to relocate during World War II. The two plots intertwine in a surprising way as the boys experience parallel feelings of frustration in coping with unwanted circumstances, and both ultimately gain wisdom from an elder. Pyle’s expressive artwork draws a visual distinction b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

In this graphic novel, two stories unfold in alternating threads. One is the wordless story, rendered in sepia tones, of a young Japanese American boy and his day-to-day experiences in an internment camp. The other, washed in two tones of blue, is the more contemporary tale of a wayward young boy whose bad behavior escalates until he is caught stealing from a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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