Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Book - 2014
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"In this beautifully written picture book, Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin at her school's talent show. The trouble is, she's only a beginner, and she's had only three lessons. Her brothers insist she isn't good enough. "It's a talent show, Hana," they tell her. "You'll be a disaster!" Hana remembers how wonderfully her talented grandfather, or Ojiichan, played his violin when she was visiting him in Japan. So, just like Ojiichan, Hana practices every day. She is determined to play her best. When Hana's confidence wavers on the night of the show, however, she begins to wonder if her brothers were right. But then Hana surprises everyone once it's her turn to perform -- even herself! The Asian American female protagonist in this story offers a unique perspective, and bestselling author Chieri Uegaki has woven in lyrical scenes from Japan that add depth and resonance. The details in the artwork by Qin Leng connect the two places and contain a feeling of melody throughout. In the classroom, this book could serve as a celebration of music and performing arts, multicultural studies or the importance of intergenerational relationships. It is also a fabulous character education tie-in for discussing courage and perseverance. This terrifically inspiring book offers hope and confidence to all children who are yearning to master something difficult. Perhaps even more important, it allows children to see that there is more than one way to be successful at a task" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto :, Kids Can Press,, c2014
ISBN: 9781894786331
Branch Call Number: UEG
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged)
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin

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AL_TARINA Dec 28, 2016

A wonderfully illustrated simple story of courage and persistence that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy at the end.

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