Yoko’s Ojiisan (grandfather) teaches her how to make paper cranes just like the garden cranes that stay for a short while and then fly away in the winter. Yoko moves with her parents to America, but she and her family write letters back and forth. For her Obaachan (grandmother), Yoko carefully folds three cranes and sends them with her love back to Japan. Moving is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t keep in touch with those we love. A touching and thoughtful pick.