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Strands of Grass

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 4
Categories: Female Protagonist, War



Appeared in

One Thousand Words for War: 19 Tales of Conflict and Hope

Story Summary

Sekuri's father, a general in the Japanese army, uses ancient battles to instruct his daughter in the best military technique. His most important piece of advice - know all your soldier's names. By her father's funeral pyre, on the journey to becoming a general herself, Sekuri can proudly name every soldier surrounding her famous father.