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The Thing About Luck

Cynthia Kadohata

Twelve-year-old Summer has experienced a year of bad luck - she contracted malaria and her parents must go to Japan to care for relatives. Summer, her brother Jaz and her grandparents must take on the burden of helping with the wheat harvest. Traveling throughout the Midwest, Summer narrates their adventures in a journal with diagrams. Lively and humorous, Summer’s story reveals a determined and compassionate girl with a generous spirit. Another gem from the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira (2004) Ages 9-12