Suki’s Kimono

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki

Published on October 1, 2003

The Freedom in American Songs, by Kathleen Winter

The Freedom in American Songs
Kathleen Winter

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Suki decides to wear her favourite possession, a blue cotton kimono which she received from her grandmother, on the first day of school. Despite snickers from her sisters and classmates, she is proud of and pleased with her outfit. When Suki tells her class about the Japaanese street festival she attended in the summer, the hecklers change their tune. Jorisch’s watercolour creations capture the spirit and spunk of the free-thinking main character. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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