Sakai Sachiko Means Happiness

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Sachiko Means Happiness

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Although at first five-year-old Sachiko is upset when her grandmother no longer recognizes her, she grows to understand that they can still be happy together.

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Grade 1-3-- Sakai deals with the emotional impact that a family member with Alzheimer's disease has on a child. Young Sachiko was once a favored granddaughter, and now her grandmother does not know who she is. Sachiko is exasperated and tired of this behavior, angered by the rejection, and in turn rejects her grandmother. Out of frustration, she finds a way to cope with the reality of her grandmother's loss of memory by creating a pretend situation in which she treats her grandmother as if she were the child in their relationship. While the solution might not be suitable for everyone, it does help Sachiko. All the characters are Japanese Americans with the art reinforcing both their Japanese heritage and their American present. Drawn in pastels, the illustrations have scroll-like rectangular boxes decorated with patterns of stylized Japanese motifs such is desired. --Susan Middleton, LaJolla Country Day School, CA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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