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Title: Grandfather’s Journey
Author: Allen Say
Illustrator: Allen Say
Publisher: Sandpiper, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Publication year: 1993
Brief Summary: From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company-“When he was a young man, Allen Say’s grandfather left his home in Japan to explore the world. He began his journey by crossing the Pacific Ocean on a steamship, then wandered the deserts, farmlands, and cities of North America. Allen Say lovingly tells the story of his own family’s cross-cultural history in elegant watercolor paintings that earned him a Caldecott Medal in 1994.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This could be useful in the classroom on the topic of immigration and for history, when discussing WWII.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – Say’s illustrations are like photographs. I think one of my favorite illustrations is a young Say as a toddler while his grandfather helps him to walk.