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SHAPES, LINES, AND LIGHT My Grandfather's American Journey

by | Read by Katie Yamasaki

Children Ages 6+ • 23 mins. • Unabridged • © 2022

In this inspiring biography for children, author and narrator Katie Yamasaki honors the legacy of her grandfather, the Japanese-American architect Minoru "Yama" Yamasaki. Best known as the man who designed the original World Trade Center in New York, Yama had to overcome racial hatred and discrimination--personally and professionally--throughout his life. But he believed in himself and his life's work, and ultimately those challenging circumstances greatly influenced his creation of beautiful, welcoming spaces for all people. Enhanced by uplifting music, Yamasaki's prose and expressive voice capture her grandfather's spirit and convey her love and respect for this remarkable visionary's courage and determination. Her comprehensive endnotes provide details of Yama's family history, struggles with racism, and iconic architectural achievements. S.A.A. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2022

DD ISBN 9781666622010 $9.99

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