The Favorite Daughter
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545176620 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.31" x 9.85" | Ages 4 to 8
Yuriko hates her name when the children make fun of it and call her "Eureka!" Though she is half Japanese, the teasing makes her want to hide, to retreat even from the art projects she used to love. Fortunately she has a patient, kind father who finds gentle ways of drawing her out and reminding Yuriko of the traditions they share that have always brought her joy: walks in lovely Golden Gate Park, lunch at their favorite sushi restaurant, watching the fog blow in off the bay. It's enough . . . it's more than enough to face down her challenges with confidence.
From the incomparable Allen Say comes another moving story taken from his personal experience and translated to the universal. This tale, dedicated with love to Say's daughter, is one for all parents who want their children to feel pride in their heritage, and to know their own greatest sources of strength and inspiration.
The Favorite Daughter will be a favourite for years to come.
Raves & reviews:
"A lighthearted look at the angst of wanting to both blend in and stand out." —The New York Times Book Review
"Caldecott-winner Say's (Grandfather's Journey) meticulous draftsmanship and openhearted honesty make this a memorable piece of autobiography . . . an affirming portrait of a divorced father savoring every minute of his shared custody." —Publishers Weekly
"This is as much a story about cultural pride as it about self-esteem and problem-solving, from which all can draw a lesson." —Kirkus
"A sensitive addition to the canon of picture books about children coming to terms with being 'different.'" —School Library Journal
"The genuine warmth and nontrivializing look at childhood troubles should endear this to a young audience. And the emphasis on celebrating one's culture while finding common ground with others is universally handy." —Booklist