Sumiko is 12 years old and she lives in America but is Japanese. She lives with her Aunty, Uncle, younger brother, grandfather and cousin. She lives on a flower farm and wants to own a flower shop when she is older.
I can't believe it.
Sumiko gets invited to someone in her classes birthday party. She is really excited because she has never been to a birthday party before. Sumiko had no idea what to get her , so her uncle had to decide. Sumiko's Uncle dropped her off at the party, she was so excited. When she got inside the mother of the girl who was having the party started staring at Sumiko. Then the mum took Sumiko over to the corner of the room and said "I didn't know that there was a Japanese girl in my daughters class, and when she asked to invite her whole class to her party I didn't know that there was going to be a Japanese girl coming" . Then she said " you can leave the party now". Before Sumiko left , she grabbed the birthday present.
She walked sadly down the street and sat on a bench, and had to wait a few hours for her Uncle to come and pick her up. When it was time she walked back up the street near where the party was, and then got picked up by her uncle. She didn't tell her uncle that she didn't go to the party because she didn't want to make him upset.
One day when Sumiko was out farming she heard her Aunty and Uncle talking about something and she wanted to know what. The next day all of Sumiko's family were sitting in the lounge listening to the radio and then they all heard the radio say that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor.
A few days later, some police came over to their house and said they had to get rid of all their things and move away. The next day some people came to their house and took Sumiko's Uncle and Grandfather away. Sumiko was so upset because she was going to have to leave all her things behind and her uncle and grandfather.
The next day Sumiko's aunty started to burn all of their things and then they packed and got ready to leave.Everyone was so sad, that they didn't talk much. Then they got a taxi to where the boats come in.When they got out of the taxi they saw so many people, Sumiko grabbed her brothers hand so he didn't get lost. The boat was full with people and there wasn't a lot of space.