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What We're Reading: Drawing From Memory

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Portland_childrens_books_drawing_from_memory_allen_say A stunning picture book/graphic novel memoir by Caldecott Medalist and Portland, OR resident Allen Say.  In his latest book, Say chronicles what it was like to grow up as an artist during WWI.  An early reader, he was first inspired by the comic books he would read to his friends.  He drew all the time and aspired to be an artist.  His father however, disapproved, telling him that artists were, “lazy, scruffy people - not respectable”.  Not deterred, he keeps drawing.  Through determination and several turns of fate, he finds himself as an apprentice cartoonist with his idol the famous Noro Shinpei in Tokyo at only 12-years-old!  A fascinating story for art lovers, and the young and old alike!  Read it!

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