As a young man tells the story of his grandfather’s journey from Japan to the United States he reveals that the two actually have a lot in common with each other. Although Grandfather is not able to visit California one last time, his grandson who is telling the story is able to travel there and he too comes to love the land, and like his grandfather, the narrator travels back and forth between California and his homeland always missing one while in the other. (Pearson Reading Street, 2010)
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