Grandfather's Journey

Grandfather's Journey

Author: Allen Say

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2008-10-27

Total Pages: 37

ISBN-13: 0547350538

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

A picture book masterpiece from Caldecott medal winner Allen Say now available in paperback! Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Fifteen years later, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.


Book Synopsis Grandfather's Journey by : Allen Say

Download or read book Grandfather's Journey written by Allen Say and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2008-10-27 with total page 37 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A picture book masterpiece from Caldecott medal winner Allen Say now available in paperback! Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Fifteen years later, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.


Tea with Milk

Tea with Milk

Author: Allen Say

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1999

Total Pages: 28

ISBN-13: 0395904951

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.


Book Synopsis Tea with Milk by : Allen Say

Download or read book Tea with Milk written by Allen Say and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1999 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.


Grandfather’S Journal

Grandfather’S Journal

Author: Tom Maxwell

Publisher: WestBow Press

Published: 2014-10-15

Total Pages: 143

ISBN-13: 1490850848

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

In 2012, after sharing a number of sea stories with my only grandson, I was told I needed to write a life journal to include my years as a child in the Philippine Islands just following World War II. The journal, which addressed a time from June 7, 1935 to December 28, 2013, includes the important events of my life, including my twenty-seven years in the US Navy. As could be expected, there are more reflections from my years as a naval aviator, flying combat missions in Vietnam and numerous secret missions against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Not as exciting, but just as important, was my journal following my naval service after my retirement in December 1982. Most importantly, I have shared what took place in my life on June 9, 1977, two days after my 42nd birthday and two days before my oldest son graduated from high school, when I accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of my life. This event radically changed my life and immediately healed a broken family. It also addressed the thirty-plus years in which I was called as a volunteer to serve the least of these in our prison systems. If I have a desire for the journal, it would be that it encourage others to address the importance of their spiritual needs before age forty-two and that it would challenge my grandchildren in their walk with Christ.


Book Synopsis Grandfather’S Journal by : Tom Maxwell

Download or read book Grandfather’S Journal written by Tom Maxwell and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2014-10-15 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2012, after sharing a number of sea stories with my only grandson, I was told I needed to write a life journal to include my years as a child in the Philippine Islands just following World War II. The journal, which addressed a time from June 7, 1935 to December 28, 2013, includes the important events of my life, including my twenty-seven years in the US Navy. As could be expected, there are more reflections from my years as a naval aviator, flying combat missions in Vietnam and numerous secret missions against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Not as exciting, but just as important, was my journal following my naval service after my retirement in December 1982. Most importantly, I have shared what took place in my life on June 9, 1977, two days after my 42nd birthday and two days before my oldest son graduated from high school, when I accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of my life. This event radically changed my life and immediately healed a broken family. It also addressed the thirty-plus years in which I was called as a volunteer to serve the least of these in our prison systems. If I have a desire for the journal, it would be that it encourage others to address the importance of their spiritual needs before age forty-two and that it would challenge my grandchildren in their walk with Christ.


Grandfather Tang's Story

Grandfather Tang's Story

Author: Ann Tompert

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: 1990

Total Pages: 38

ISBN-13: 051757487X

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.


Book Synopsis Grandfather Tang's Story by : Ann Tompert

Download or read book Grandfather Tang's Story written by Ann Tompert and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 1990 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.


Flying the Dragon

Flying the Dragon

Author: Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Published: 2014-03-11

Total Pages: 239

ISBN-13: 1607344491

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

When Skye's cousin Hiroshi and his family move to Virginia from Japan, the cultural differences lead to misunderstandings and both children are unhappy at the changes in their lives--will flying the dragon kite finally bring them together?


Book Synopsis Flying the Dragon by : Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Download or read book Flying the Dragon written by Natalie Dias Lorenzi and published by Charlesbridge. This book was released on 2014-03-11 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Skye's cousin Hiroshi and his family move to Virginia from Japan, the cultural differences lead to misunderstandings and both children are unhappy at the changes in their lives--will flying the dragon kite finally bring them together?


Tree of Cranes

Tree of Cranes

Author: Allen Say

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: 2009-11-16

Total Pages: 37

ISBN-13: 0547350481

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

As a young Japanese boy recovers from a bad chill, his mother busily folds origami paper into delicate silver cranes in preparation for the boy's very first Christmas.


Book Synopsis Tree of Cranes by : Allen Say

Download or read book Tree of Cranes written by Allen Say and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2009-11-16 with total page 37 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a young Japanese boy recovers from a bad chill, his mother busily folds origami paper into delicate silver cranes in preparation for the boy's very first Christmas.


Drawing from Memory

Drawing from Memory

Author: Allen Say

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 66

ISBN-13: 0545176867

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Caldecott medalist Allen Say chronicles his experiences as an artist during World War II, and describes his relationship with his mentor Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist.


Book Synopsis Drawing from Memory by : Allen Say

Download or read book Drawing from Memory written by Allen Say and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2011 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Caldecott medalist Allen Say chronicles his experiences as an artist during World War II, and describes his relationship with his mentor Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist.


Granddaddy's Turn

Granddaddy's Turn

Author: Michael S. Bandy

Publisher: Candlewick

Published: 2015-07-14

Total Pages: 33

ISBN-13: 0763665932

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights–era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history. Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn’t a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what’s coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening—and sure enough, everyone is lined up at the town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn’t be more proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that justice just can’t come soon enough? This powerful and touching true-life story shares one boy’s perspective of growing up in the segregated South, while beautiful illustrations depict the rural setting in tender detail.


Book Synopsis Granddaddy's Turn by : Michael S. Bandy

Download or read book Granddaddy's Turn written by Michael S. Bandy and published by Candlewick. This book was released on 2015-07-14 with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights–era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history. Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn’t a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what’s coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening—and sure enough, everyone is lined up at the town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn’t be more proud. But can Michael be patient when it seems that justice just can’t come soon enough? This powerful and touching true-life story shares one boy’s perspective of growing up in the segregated South, while beautiful illustrations depict the rural setting in tender detail.


Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile

Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile

Author: Gail Y. Okawa

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Published: 2020-08-31

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 0824883195

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

When author Gail Okawa was in high school in Honolulu, a neighbor mentioned that her maternal grandfather had been imprisoned in a World War II concentration camp on the US mainland. Questioning her parents, she learned only that “he came back a changed man.” Years later, as an adult salvaging that grandfather’s memorabilia, she found a mysterious photo of a group of Japanese men standing in front of an adobe building, compelling her eventually to embark on a project to learn what happened to him. Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile is a composite chronicling of the Hawai‘i Japanese immigrant experience in mainland exile and internment during World War II, from pre-war climate to arrest to exile to return. Told through the eyes of a granddaughter and researcher born during the war, it is also a research narrative that reveals parallels between pre-WWII conditions and current twenty-first century anti-immigrant attitudes and heightened racism. The book introduces Okawa’s grandfather, Reverend Tamasaku Watanabe, a Protestant minister, and other Issei prisoners—all legal immigrants excluded by law from citizenship—in a collective biographical narrative that depicts their suffering, challenges, and survival as highly literate men faced with captivity in the little-known prison camps run by the U.S. Justice and War Departments. Okawa interweaves documents, personal and official, and internees’ firsthand accounts, letters, and poetry to create a narrative that not only conveys their experience but, equally important, exemplifies their literacy as ironic and deliberate acts of resistance to oppressive conditions. Her research revealed that the Hawai‘i Issei/immigrants who had sons in military service were eventually distinguished from the main group; the narrative relates visits of some of those sons to their imprisoned fathers in New Mexico and elsewhere, as well as the deaths of sons killed in action in Europe and the Pacific. Documents demonstrate the high degree of literacy and advocacy among the internees, as well as the inherent injustice of the government’s policies. Okawa’s project later expanded to include New Mexico residents having memories of the Santa Fe Internment Camp—witnesses who provide rare views of the wartime reality.


Book Synopsis Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile by : Gail Y. Okawa

Download or read book Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile written by Gail Y. Okawa and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When author Gail Okawa was in high school in Honolulu, a neighbor mentioned that her maternal grandfather had been imprisoned in a World War II concentration camp on the US mainland. Questioning her parents, she learned only that “he came back a changed man.” Years later, as an adult salvaging that grandfather’s memorabilia, she found a mysterious photo of a group of Japanese men standing in front of an adobe building, compelling her eventually to embark on a project to learn what happened to him. Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile is a composite chronicling of the Hawai‘i Japanese immigrant experience in mainland exile and internment during World War II, from pre-war climate to arrest to exile to return. Told through the eyes of a granddaughter and researcher born during the war, it is also a research narrative that reveals parallels between pre-WWII conditions and current twenty-first century anti-immigrant attitudes and heightened racism. The book introduces Okawa’s grandfather, Reverend Tamasaku Watanabe, a Protestant minister, and other Issei prisoners—all legal immigrants excluded by law from citizenship—in a collective biographical narrative that depicts their suffering, challenges, and survival as highly literate men faced with captivity in the little-known prison camps run by the U.S. Justice and War Departments. Okawa interweaves documents, personal and official, and internees’ firsthand accounts, letters, and poetry to create a narrative that not only conveys their experience but, equally important, exemplifies their literacy as ironic and deliberate acts of resistance to oppressive conditions. Her research revealed that the Hawai‘i Issei/immigrants who had sons in military service were eventually distinguished from the main group; the narrative relates visits of some of those sons to their imprisoned fathers in New Mexico and elsewhere, as well as the deaths of sons killed in action in Europe and the Pacific. Documents demonstrate the high degree of literacy and advocacy among the internees, as well as the inherent injustice of the government’s policies. Okawa’s project later expanded to include New Mexico residents having memories of the Santa Fe Internment Camp—witnesses who provide rare views of the wartime reality.


Ayya's Accounts

Ayya's Accounts

Author: Anand Pandian

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Published: 2014-03-17

Total Pages: 232

ISBN-13: 025301266X

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

“An absorbing exploration of one man’s life” —as an orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather—through a century of upheaval in India (Library Journal). Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart, and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Luck, nerve, subterfuge, and sorrow all have their place along the precarious route of his advancement. Emerging out of tales told to his American grandson, Ayya’s Accounts embodies a simple faith—that the story of a place as large and complex as modern India can be told through the life of a single individual. “At once a mesmerizing memoir of an ordinary man’s life and an anthropologist’s revealing examination of the astounding changes experienced by persons and families . . . impossible to put down.” —South Asia “No one deemed a superhero by the movies has had a more interesting life with such extraordinary sweep.” —Scott Simon, NPR Weekend Edition


Book Synopsis Ayya's Accounts by : Anand Pandian

Download or read book Ayya's Accounts written by Anand Pandian and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-17 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An absorbing exploration of one man’s life” —as an orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather—through a century of upheaval in India (Library Journal). Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart, and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Luck, nerve, subterfuge, and sorrow all have their place along the precarious route of his advancement. Emerging out of tales told to his American grandson, Ayya’s Accounts embodies a simple faith—that the story of a place as large and complex as modern India can be told through the life of a single individual. “At once a mesmerizing memoir of an ordinary man’s life and an anthropologist’s revealing examination of the astounding changes experienced by persons and families . . . impossible to put down.” —South Asia “No one deemed a superhero by the movies has had a more interesting life with such extraordinary sweep.” —Scott Simon, NPR Weekend Edition