By Allen Say
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013, Ages 6 to 11
The main characters are Yuriko and her father. Yuriko's name is unique and one of a kind. A teacher calls her by the wrong name, and it bring Yuriko down. After this, her father shows her how special she really is.
"A lovely name, The child of the Lily ..." The author is very down to earth and caring with his writing style.
The pictures are the most effective in developing the story as a whole. The art for this book was done using water colors, pen and ink, and two real photos.
Yes, I would recommend this story for students. This story can teach them to believe in themselves and not to let others tear you down. I would say 4th through 6th grade level.
Reviewed by S.S., BGSU Student