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A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi

A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi

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With stunning artwork and heart-singing text, the 2020 winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award brings to life the imagination of Isamu Noguchi.

If you are Isamu, stones are the most special of all.
How can they be so heavy?
Would they float if they had no weight?

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.

Author: James Yang
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/15/2021
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 10.10h x 9.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780593203446
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/12/2021
Booklist 05/01/2021 pg. 49
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2021
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2021
School Library Journal 07/01/2021 pg. 52
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 87

About the Author
James Yang's prize-winning work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Graphis, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author/illustrator of Stop! Bot!, Bus! Stop!, Joey and Jet, Joey and Jet in Space, and Puzzlehead. The designer of Clockman, a sculpture on display at the National Museum of American History, Mr. Yang and his wife live in New York City.

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