Mayor’s Book Review: DRAWN TOGETHER by Dan Santat & Minh Lê
Available: June 2018
Style/Genre: Picture Book/Realistic
Age: ALL AGES
Mayor’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is a beautifully illustrated, heartwarming story of a grandfather and grandson who face barriers of age, culture, and language but find a connection through their shared love of art and storytelling.
My Favorite Part:
This is a special book that makes you FEEL what the characters are feeling. From confusion and frustration to delight and deep love, this story gives the reader a roller coaster of emotions through both the illustrations and the text.
Who Should Read This Book:
EVERYONE! This is one of those amazing picture books that is as meaningful to a high school or middle school student as it is for a pre-reader. And, it would be wonderful to read with a grandparent or parent as a way to jumpstart a conversation about what we can learn from each other and what we can find as common ground in our own families.
About the Author and Illustrator:
Minh Lê – Critically-acclaimed author of Let Me Finish! (named an NPR Best Book of 2016) illustrated by Isabel Roxas and is currently writing Green Lantern: Legacy, a graphic novel for the new DC Comics middle grade imprint, DC Zoom.
Dan Santat -Caldecott-winning illustrator of multiple books as well as the creator of Disney’s animated hit, “The Replacements.”
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