The thing about luck

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The winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata. There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck--which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family. Summer knows that kouun means "good luck" in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan--right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills. The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan cook for the workers, covering for her when her back pain worsens, and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their boss's cute son. But notice she does, and what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own. Having thoroughly disappointed her grandmother, Summer figures the bad luck must be finished--but then it gets worse. And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family. Cynthia Kadohata's ode to the breadbasket of America has received six starred reviews and was selected as a National Book Award Finalist.
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display_description Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Farm life -- Kansas -- Fiction, Farm life -- Kansas -- Juvenile fiction, Fortune -- Juvenile fiction, Grandparents -- Fiction, Grandparents -- Juvenile fiction, Japanese Americans -- Fiction, Japanese Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Kansas -- Fiction, Kansas -- Juvenile fiction, Luck -- Fiction
title_display The thing about luck
title_full The Thing About Luck, The thing about luck / Cynthia Kadohata ; illustrated by Julia Kuo
title_short The thing about luck
topic_facet Brothers and sisters, Farm life, Fortune, Grandparents, Japanese Americans, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Luck