Miz B and Teaser Tuesdays asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
My teaser comes from page 51 of When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. At 144 pages this is a minimalist story told by a young boy about his Japanese American family during WWII, when they are split up and sent to the internment camps.
My (step) grandparents were children during WWII and went to the camps with their families, so I have a personal interest in these kinds of stories. I’m pre-reading this one to see if it would be ok for my 12 year old daughter to read. So far, so good. Here’s the teaser, from page 51:
“There was a window above the boy’s bed, and outside were the stars and the moon and the endless rows of black barracks all lined up in the sand. In the distance, a wide empty field where nothing but sagebrush grew, then the fence and the high wooden towers.”
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