The theme of Weedflower is the power of family and friend's.
Sumiko is a Japanese girl who lives in USA.
Then Japanese drop a bomb on the USA. And then the USA declares war against Japan. Soon after american's start to accuse people who have Japanese heritage that they are against the USA because the are Japanese. They start to move the Japanese to camps until the war is over.
She goes to a regular american school only to get picked on everyday.
As they start to take adult Japs and community leaders that were Japanese, Mrs. Hirata came over and warned Sumiko's family that they could take Jiichan and uncle.
And then they took...
Oh Sumiko It's okay. Don't cry
Later in the book Frank [ Her friend ] and Sumiko start talking and then Sumiko starts to cry about her situation. Frank comforts her and talks to her.
Then Mr. Moto asks Sumiko if she would want to help with his garden that he is making. This makes her less depressed and less bored then before. It helps her get her mind off her situation at the camp.
Do you want to help me with my garden.
When she leaves the camp she realizes how much help she got from her friends and family to get through that period of time. That's why I chose the theme of the power of family and friend's. This theme is shown all throughout the book.