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In a Japanese seaside neighborhood lives Jason Parker:
a sixth grader
one year older than his classmates
a stinking foreigner to some classmates
an orange belt in aikido
a big brother
Jason Parker is just a boy trying to get through his days with calm and courage. If only everyone around him would let him.
This is a beautifully spare novel in verse about one boy's life--a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to fit in.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published on March 14, 2017 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 1250103991
ISBN-13: 9781250103994
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  • m1lk3y_w4y
    m1lk3y_w4yMonday, August 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm55 stars
    This book means a lot to me because my teacher's sister wrote this book and I got to meet her. It was so cool. This book is a about a boy named Jason Parker, who transfers to a school in Japan, where he is a year older than his classmates and his group hates him. He is a foreigner to them and they bully him and hit him and make his year in there school the worst. This book tells me that he can get through these hard times and he doesn't tell anyone. He finally makes a friend and helps his town. This book is in a poem style and I really liked it.

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