Grandfather's Journey

Title

Grandfather's Journey

Authors

Allen Say

Illustrator

Allen Say

Publisher

HMH Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780544050501

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America, which he later also undertakes, and describes the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

AD650L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant parent; immigrant grandparent; immigrant grandfather

Main Character

adult male; male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1994, Winner, Picture Book
Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award, 1994, Winner, Children's Literature
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 1994, Winner, Illustration
California Book Awards, 1993, Winner, Ages (Up to 10)
National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 1993, Winner
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year, 1993, Winner
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, 2013, Platinum, Book
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1994, Winner
Reading Magic Award, 1993, Winner
100 Best Children's Books of All Time, 2015 Children
100 Great Childrens Books 100 Years, 2013
A Few Good Books, 1993 Picture Book
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997
Best Audiobooks, 2014 Children & Family
Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 The Immigrant Experience
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 1993 The Young
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 Stories: Five to Seven
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1993 Picture Book
Children's Books on Aging, 2004
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Fighting Bigotry with Books, 1998
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Second Edition, 1997
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1993
Notable Children's Books, 1994 Distinguished literary quality in a nonfiction work for all ages
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1994 Grades K-8
Notable Children's Recordings, 2009 Audio Book
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, Picture Book
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1993 Picture Book
Sharing Cultures: Asian American Children's Authors, 2001
Suggested Books for the Boys and Girls Club of America List, 2001 Ages 8 to 12
Teachers' Choices, 1994 Primary Level (Grades K-2)

Keywords

watercolor paintings; steamship; homesickness; exploring; traveling; Japan; North America; California; songbirds; war; mountains; World War II

Diversity Impact

indirect

Grandfather's Journey

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