A Jar of Dreams

Author:Yoshiko Uchida By kerani chavez

The great Depression

My book takes place in 1993 during the great Depression.

The great Depression was when people did not have money

because they did not have a job like the little kids in my picture.

The houses up in my picture are the one's people

that did not have money lived in.

Story Plot

Exposition: Rinko an 11 year old girl living with her family in Clifornia, but one day she notices something about her mother that is just not right.P.g (8)

Rising action : Rinko sees a letter that has not been opened yet so she takes a

peek ,but it's written in Japenise letter form.She takes it her papas barber shop

he reads it and it says aunt waka is coming to California.Then Rinko go's

home, and sees Joji sitting in the kitchen ninpping on a piece of ice.

Rinko reminded him mama would'ent like that.the very next day she went to school

and the nurse called her and said she needed to drink 2 glasses of milk per day,

and she needed to quit after school activities.after school she went home and told

mama aunt waka was coming . She knew that aunt waka was coming that's why she was acting all weird.

Rinko knew aunt waka was going to have to stay in her room then she started to think about aunt waka how she would look like sense she would come from Japan.

Then she heard papa arrive from work she saw him and gave him a hug.

He did not look happy.They went to sit at the dinner table he did not have good

news for the family. They wern't doing very good with money.Mom suggested

to start a laundry business and they all agreed.One week later aunt waka

arrived.But what also arrived was a letter that said ''GET OUT OF
YOUR TERRITORY JAP LAUNDRY OR YOU'LL BE SORRY''Then they all panicked

papa said it was going to be ok.Maxwell gets injured waka

climax:they do not get kicked out of their house because

of their laundry business.

falling action:aunt waka did not marry uncle kanda(a man that is uncle of

rinko)did not marry aunt waka an d aunt waka left back to japan.

Resolution:aunt waka changes life for rinko and her family.

Conflict

I think it is man vs.man because rinko and her

family face this letter and it says to get out their

property because of their money problems.

The theme of this story is aunt waka coming

to California and rinkos family money problems.

rinko is a protagonist the guy who wrote the

letter is an antagonist.

Facts

#1 Shanty towns were set up and these were nicknamed 'Hoovervilles'

(a old poor house)

#2 In the early days of the great depression a quarter of a million young people became homeless.

#3 Due to the cost of fuel and lack of money cars were adapted to be towed by mules or horses, these were known a Bennett Buggy or Hoover wagons

#2 In the early days of the great depression a quarter of a million young people became homeless.

#3 Due to the cost of fuel and lack of money cars were adapted to be towed by mules or horses, these were known a Bennett Buggy or Hoover wagons


#4 California became know as the new land of "milk and honey" due to the rich crops and farming opportunities. Thousands fled there on the hope that California would help to restore their dreams.

Theme

My theme is a girl gets a vist from her aunt and

And her aunt changes rinkos life

for ever. But rinkos family has problems with money.

So they start a laundry business.