вЂњTears of AutumnвЂќ Yoshiko Uchida About the Author пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® Wrote 27 picture books, including Picture Bride, Journey to Topaz, and Desert Exile. Also writes about Japanese-American history and Japanese folklore. Experienced discrimination first hand during WWII. She spent a year in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans in Utah, and was the first woman to write about the experience there. вЂњI hope to give young Asian Americans a sense of their past and to reinforce their self-esteem and self-knowledge.вЂќ Purpose for Reading Build vocabulary. пЃ® Form conclusions and inferences from text. пЃ® Cite evidence from text to support conclusions. пЃ® To respond to a short story through writing and speaking. пЃ® Vocabulary пЃ® Turbulent (adj.) The author came to America on a ship, in a вЂњturbulent November sea.вЂќ вЂ“ wild пЃ® Affluence (n.) вЂњA wife of his would not go cold or пЃ® hungry. вЂ¦ picturing this merchant in varying degrees of success and affluence.вЂќ вЂ“ wealth or abundance пЃ® Degrading (adj.) пЃ® вЂ“ insulting; dishonorable пЃ® A young Japanese woman chooses to accept a pre-arranged marriage that awaits her in America. вЂњTears of AutumnвЂќ reveals a lot about attitudes and lifestyles of the day as it tells the story of HanaвЂ™s voyage to and arrival in San Francisco. It describes her feelings of excitement and fear about life in a strange land.