Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.2
Lexile® Measure: AD650L
Guided Reading: P
- Realistic Fiction
- Extended Families
- Japanese and Japanese American
- Grandparents and Grandchildren
About This Book
A Japanese-American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America, which he later undertakes himself, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant account of his family's unique cross-cultural experience. Illustrated with memorable full-color paintings, this is Say's most personal and remarkable picture yet of the bridging of the two cultures.
1994 Caldecott Medal.