Full Cicada Moon Vocabulary

Full Cicada Moon Vocabulary
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Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Lesson Plans by Lauren Ayube

Twelve year old Mimi has just moved from California to a small town in Vermont. The year is 1969, and Mimi struggles to figure out where she belongs. As the half-Black and half-Japanese new girl in school who wants to be an astronaut, Mimi wonders if she will ever be happy in her new town, and if she and her family will ever be accepted. Written entirely in verse, Full Cicada Moon is a wonderful and inspiring read for kids of all ages.


Full Cicada Moon

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  • CHAN
  • You can tell me anything, Mimi chan.
  • OMIYAGE
  • Thank you so much!
  • I brought you an omiyage from my trip.
  • SILHOUETTE
  • In Japanese culture, "chan" is a term of endearment. It is often used with children, babies, close friends, etc.
  • (n.) Japanese for a gift or souvenir that you give to someone when you return from a trip or pay a visit.
  • (n.) The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.
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