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Celebrate the National Day of Puppetry at the Austin Public Library! by:

In recent years, American puppetry has been growing as an art form and is turning up at places like the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, in TV commercials and in film as character and CGI effects. A puppeteer brings life to a character with the magic of the human hand which is controlled by the brain. The brain sends signals down the arm and into the muscles of the palm, telling it to move the finger joints, much like the strings of a marionette!

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By Cynthia Kadohata.
2005 Newbery Winner
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.