Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Grandfather's JourneyA Japanese American man recounts his grandfather’s journey from Japan to America, and back to Japan. He comes to understand his grandfather’s feelings of being torn by a sense of being home in two very different countries, and longing for one while in the other.

Grandfather justly won the 1994 Caldecott Medal, the highest honor in the U.S. for illustrators. It’s a stupendous combination of poignant storytelling about universal journeys illuminated by spectacular images that live far beyond the page.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Children

Published: 1993

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Filed under ...Absolute Favorites, ..Children/Picture Books, .Nonfiction, Japanese American

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