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“…follow[s] a solitary boy who’s drawn to nature’s elemental forms.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

A Boy Named Isamu

Written by James Yang
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

Winner of the Theordor Seuss Geisel Award in 2020 for Stop! Bot!, James Yang imagines a day in the boyhood of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. Wandering through an outdoor market, through the forest, and then by the ocean, Isamu sees things through the eyes of a young artist . . .but also in a way that many children will relate. Stones look like birds. And birds look like stones.

Through colorful artwork and exquisite text, Yang translates the essence of Noguchi so that we can all begin to see as an artist sees.

Primary ISBN: 9780593203446
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: Japan

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

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