Bernice's Reviews > Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

Shipwrecked! by Rhoda Blumberg
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
2750235
's review
Sep 30, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: multicultural-literature

Manjiro was the first Japanese man ever to step onto the United States. This true story is about his adventures as a 14 year old boy who got lost at sea, was found by Americans, and made a life for himself there. Longing to return home, but facing the strict laws of Japan, Manjiro risked his life to return home to his family. Although he faced execution, Majiro was saved by the emperor and eventually became a legend in his home country. He is known for bringing together Japan and the United States back in the 1890's.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Shipwrecked!.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.