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The Language Inside

By Holly Thompson

   Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay with Emma's grandmother while her mom undergoes treatment.

   Emma feels out of place in the United States.She begins to have migraines, and longs to be back in Japan. At her grandmother's urging, she volunteers in a long-term care center to help Zena, a patient with locked-in syndrome, write down her poems. There, Emma meets Samnang, another volunteer, who assists elderly Cambodian refugees. Weekly visits to the care center, Zena's poems, dance, and noodle soup bring Emma and Samnang closer, until Emma must make a painful choice: stay in Massachusetts, or return home early to Japan.

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Format: Book
Author: Thompson, Holly
Summary: Raised in Japan, American-born tenth-grader Emma is disconcerted by a move to Massachusetts for her mother's breast cancer treatment, because half of Emma's heart remains with her friends recovering from the tsunami.
Title: The language inside / Holly Thompson.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Subject: Novels in verse Moving, Household -- Teen fiction. Interpersonal relations -- Teen fiction. Cancer -- Teen fiction. Family life -- Massachusetts -- Teen fiction. Tsunamis -- Teen fiction. Massachusetts -- Teen fiction. Japan -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780385739795 (hbk.) 0385739796 (hbk.) 9780385908078 (glb) 0385908075 (glb) 9780375898358 (ebk.) 0375898352 (ebk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Thompson, Holly
Summary: Raised in Japan, American-born tenth-grader Emma is disconcerted by a move to Massachusetts for her mother's breast cancer treatment, because half of Emma's heart remains with her friends recovering from the tsunami.
Title: The language inside / Holly Thompson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Description: 521 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Novels in verse
Subjects: Moving, Household -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Interpersonal relations -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Cancer -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Family life -- Massachusetts -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Tsunamis -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Massachusetts -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Japan -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012030596
ISBN: 9780385739795 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0385739796 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780385908078 (glb)
ISBN: 0385908075 (glb)
ISBN: 9780375898358 (ebk.)
ISBN: 0375898352 (ebk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Thompson