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Review of ‘Weedflower’

Cynthia Kadohata follows her recent Newbery Medal winner Kira-Kira with another powerful portrayal of the human spirit in Weedflower. Since their parents' death, Japanese-American sixth grader Sumiko and her little brother, Tak-Tak, have lived with their uncle, aunt, grandfather and cousins on a flower farm in southern California. Although their source of income is carnations,…

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