"Grandfather's Journey"

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.

Read by Kendyl Yokoyama, who is in the Ensemble in the North American Tour of Hamilton

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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