SAKURA: Cherry Blossoms by Stacey Culpepper
SAKURA is the Japanese word for cherry blossoms. These trees are known for their exquisite beauty and restoration.
SAKURA is a captivating story of Maiko, a young girl who finds it difficult to adjust to the new changes because her family decided to move to Las Vegas to improve the quality of their family life.
Maiko feels anxious as her only best friend Kailani is left behind in Los Angeles and her grandparent’s family too, and she knows it is difficult for her to make new friends in a completely new place.
But with the support of her parents and maternal grandmother Obaachan, she learns that like Sakura flowers(Cherry Blossoms) only bloom for a few weeks, but they continue to flourish without fail every year, just as she has to make room for new friends and new people in her heart.
This heartwarming story exhibits the beautiful bond between Maiko and her grandmothers and shows how grandparents play an important role in instilling positive values, traditions, and cultural mores in children.
The Writing style of Stacey is unique,, and I love how she expressed each and every emotion that makes this book a significant read.
This book of friendship and family-love helps children adapt to new changes and deal with difficult times.
Perfect for 7+
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