Comments for Ichiro
Ichiro by Ryan Inzana was short listed for a CYBILS. Ichiro has been living with his mother in New York City but now they are going to Japan. He idolizes his father, a soldier killed in battle.
He has learned the prejudices of his paternal (American) grandfather and will have all of that turned on end when he meets his maternal (Japanese) grandfather. Along the way he learns about the horrors of World War Two, shinto culture and has some magical experiences.
The artwork is neither American comic, nor Japanese manga. It's something all its own. The artwork was my favorite part of the book, followed by the side tale of the tanuki.
But somehow things didn't completely gel for me.