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Fumiko and a Tokyo Tragedy: A Great Kanto Earthquake Survival Story



When the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes Tokyo on September 1, 1923, twelve-year-old Fumiko must navigate the ensuing chaos and confusion in her fight for survival. Includes information about the Great Kanto Earthquake, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.

Publisher Marketing:
12-year-old Fumiko is fascinated by the Moga girls, modern young women with short hair and casual dresses who are making their way in 1920s Tokyo. Her parents, however, expect a traditional life for her. But none of that matters when the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes the city on September 1, 1923. Can Fumiko withstand the fires and confusion that follow the shaking earth, and how will the tragedy change her future? Readers can learn the real story of the Great Kanto Earthquake from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

Product Details


ISBN–13: 9781669014515

Publisher: Stone Arch Books

Publication Date: Jan-2023

Pages: 112

Lexile Level: 0670

Ages: 08 - 12

BISAC Categories: Historical United States - 20th Century , Action & Adventure Survival Stories , Science & Nature Disasters , Girls & Women