The Inker's Shadow by Allen SayThe Inker's Shadow by Allen Say

The Inker's Shadow

byAllen Say

Hardcover | September 29, 2015

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Caldecott Medalist, Allen Say, presents a companion to his award-winning Drawing From Memory.

For Allen Say, life as teen in Southern California was a cold existence. His father, one of the leading hamburger salesmen in Japan, ran a booming burger business, much like McDonald's, and sent Allen to an American military academy, so that his son could learn English and "become a success in life."

As the school's first and only Japanese student, he experienced immediate racism among his fellow cadets and his teachers. The other kids' parents complained about Allen's presence at the all-white school. As a result, he was relegated to a tool shed behind the mess hall. Determined to free himself from this oppression, Allen saved enough money to buy a 1946 Ford for $50 - then escaped to find the America of his dreams!

In this follow-up to Drawing From Memory, Allen continues to reinvent himself as an author and illustrator. Melding his paintings with cartoon images and archival photos, Allen Say delivers an accessible book that will appeal to any reader in search of himself.

Allen Say is the beloved author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the highly acclaimed Drawing from Memory, published by Scholastic, the Caldecott Medal winner Grandfather's Journey and the Caldecott Honor winner The Boy of the Three-Year Nap. He is known for his technical skill and varied style, and his b...
Title:The Inker's ShadowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 10.81 × 8.32 × 0.42 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545437768

ISBN - 13:9780545437769


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Drawing From Memory: " Simple, straightforward sentences and a conversational narration in combination with a wealth of images will appeal to aspiring artists and reluctant readers alike." -School Library Journal, starred review" Throughout, you can see canny artistic choices being mad-color here, monochrome there, a cartoon, a snapshot-that reinforce content with appropriate form."-Horn Book, starred review" As the story of a young artist's coming of age, Say's account is complex, poignant, and unfailingly honest. Say's fans-and those who also feel the pull of the artist's life-will be captivated." -Publishers Weekly