Drawn Together

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Product Description The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature!   Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, BookRiot, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library—and many more!   When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.   A Junior Library Guild selection! Review “A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age, and culture.”― Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner for * "The power of art takes center stage."― , starred review * "Phantasmagoric."― , starred review * "[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language."― , starred review * " Drawn Together is a testament to the strength of a shared love to overcome barriers of age, language and culture, and will leave readers, like Grandpa and his grandson, 'happily . . . SPEECHLESS.'"― , starred review * "Focus on an underrepresented culture; highly accessible emotions; concise, strong storytelling; and artistic magnificence make this a must have."― , starred review * "[A] visual language that speaks profoundly to readers."― , starred review PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH! NPR Best Books of 2016 APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner "Dynamic." PRAISE FOR THE COOKIE FIASCO "[B]e prepared for this one to fly off the shelves." PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH! "[S]ure to generate reader anticipation." PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH! "A fun storytime selection for audiences with a good sense of humor." PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD "Warm moments abound. . . . [I]t overflows with genuine fatherly affection." PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD "[E]xuberant illustrations." PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD "[A]n entertaining balance between sweet and goofy, protective and raucous." About the Author Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks. Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as The Cookie Fiasco, After the Fall, and others. He is also the creator of Disney's animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. Visit him at dantat.com.

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