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Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
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Feb 11, 12

bookshelves: middle-grade, picture-books
Read in February, 2012

Allen Say has combined words and pictures to tell the story of his young life in Japan and how he came to be the artist he is today. Using a mixture of photographs, art from his sensei, and pictures he drew from memory Say has given us a heartfelt story of a lonely and confused boy who found his passion early and was fortunate enough to also find a kind and sincere mentor to teach him his art. The power of this story for me came from the pictures and the words filled in the extra detail.
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