Sunday, June 9, 2013
Author & Illustrator: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 1993
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Caldecott Medal, ALA Notable, Booklist Editors' Choice, Horn Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book, NYT Best Illustrated
Summary: Through the story of his Grandfather's life in both America and Japan, Say tells the story of immigrants and immigration. His poignant words and beautiful watercolors explain the feelings of love for two different countries.
Classroom Ideas:This book could be used to teach mood through a discussion of both Grandfather and the narrator's feelings. It would also be a good example of point of view. I used it in my 5th grade classroom in our study of immigration as well as referring back to it when we talked about World War II.