Heart of a Samurai

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Fish-out-of-water adventure swimming with historical detail.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 9+

MUST read!

it is a fantastic book, based on a true story. great role model who overcomes barriers of prejudice, language and social status. there is a little violence as she describes whaling practices. but it is mindful of the audience's age and above all still appropriate. My daughter and I picked it for our book club and we all loved it, we both felt we learned something new. It is a fantastic introduction to the topic of immigrants, different cultures, a lot to discuss with your kids.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love history and historical fiction

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