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1001 Cranes: A Novel
By Naomi Hirahara; Random House, 2008

“When twelve-year-old Angela Kato arrives in L.A., the last thing she wants to do is spend the entire summer with her grandparents. But in the Kato family, one is never permitted to complain. Grandma Michi and Aunt Janet put Angela to work in their flower shop, folding origami and creating 1001-crane displays for newlyweds At first, Angela learns the trade begrudgingly. But as her folding skills improve and her relationships with family and friends continue to grow, Angela is able to cope with her troubles, especially her parents’ impending divorce.”

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