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December 12, 2016

The Inker’s Shadow

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-10-59-32-amThe Inker’s Shadow

By: Allen Say

The famous author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner, Grandfather’s Journey, writes of his journey from Japan to a military academy in Southern California. Say’s account of being the first Japanese student eight years after World War II is poignant, honest and his life after graduating, an untraditional coming-of-age autobiography.  He tells his story through a combination of line drawings, old photographs, cartoon images and full paintings that capture his moments and allows readers to feel his story. Although a Young Adult biography, The Inker’s Shadow would be excellent to read as historical nonfiction, an autobiography, an almost graphic novel or included in an author study. Recommended ages 8+.

Review By: Debra Wietecha