Are You an Echo? - The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko
2017 NCTE Notable Poetry Book Freeman Book Awards, honorable mention Washington State Book Awards, finalist Booklist Editors' Choice, Books for Youth 2016 Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth and Top 10 Translated Books for Youth: 2017 Favorite Diverse Children's Books of 2016, Smithsonian Book Dragon In early-1900s Japan, Misuzu Kaneko grows from precocious bookworm to instantly-beloved children's poet. But her life ends prematurely, and Misuzu's work is forgotten. Decades later her poems are rediscovered--just in time to touch a new generation devastated by the tsunami of 2011. This picture book features Misuzu's life story plus a trove of her poetry in English and the original Japanese. Big Catch: At sunrise, glorious sunrise it's a big catch A big catch of sardines On the beach, it's like a festival but in the sea, they will hold funerals for the tens of thousands dead.