Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro
By Margi Preus; Abrams, 2010
"In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States."
- 2011 Newbery Honor Book
HC $15.95; pb $7.95
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