Hiromi's Hands

By Multicultural Review

‘You know fish as well as any man. And this is America. Girls can do things here they cannot do in Japan.’ Thus Hiromi begins her apprenticeship, which is as demanding as the apprenticeship her father experienced in Japan… Barasch’s first-person narrative, as if Hiromi were telling her own story, helps the reader identify with Hiromi as she tries each new venture and achieves her goal. Certainly this is a book to experience Japanese and Japanese-American culture, and an equally important message for career education as well. Here is a powerful story that demonstrates the rewards of hard work and the satisfaction of achieving goals.