Serendipity Fun Fact #2

Allen Say is an award-winning author of many books that are derived from his own childhood experiences. He won the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather’s Journet in 1994, and also won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Boy of the Three-Year Nap (written by Dianne Snyder).

Just two weeks ago, his latest book Drawing from Memory was chosen as an Honor book for the Sibert Medal.

On Jan. 26th, he was awarded the Reischauer International Education Award by the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana.  The award is  named after Edwin O. Reischauer, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, former Harvard professor and founding Director of the Japan Institute which was renamed the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies in 1985.

There is also an excellent online review about Allen on  by Marjorie Coughlan, one of our Serendipity speakers.

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