The East-West House: Nogushi's Childhood In Japan

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


IN OUR COVER STORY THIS MONTH, WE INTRODUCED OUR READERS TO THE BOOK “DAISY CHAIN,” WHICH SYMBOLICALLY TALKS ABOUT A VERY SPECIFIC TYPE OF BULLYING—CYBER BULLYING.  THROUGHOUT HISTORY, HOWEVER, BULLIES AND BULLYING TACTICS HAVE TAKEN ON MANY FORMS AND AFFECTED PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.  SO WE ARE DEDICATING OUR LATEST SCHOOL LIBRARY TO ANTI-BULLYING TITLES FROM THE PUBLISHER LEE & LOW BOOKS.  IN ADDITION, WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING LINKS TO SPECIAL TEACHER GUIDES FOR THESE BOOKS TO HELP OPEN UP ANTI-BULLYING DISCUSSIONS AND HOPEFULLY OFFER SOME NEW IDEAS AND APPROACHES FOR HANDLING THIS SENSITIVE SUBJECT.

Nogushi

“THE EAST-WEST HOUSE: NOGUCHI'S CHILDHOOD IN JAPAN” by Christy Hale
ISBN-13: 978-1600603631 Teacher’s Guide: https://www. leeandlow.com/books/2708/teachers_guide

Isamu was a boy of the East and the West. Born in the United States to a Japanese father and Scotch-Irish American mother, Isamu grew up in Japan. From his earliest years, he felt the tug of his biracial heritage, never quite fitting in or thinking he belonged. With his combination of Eastern and Western looks, he always felt like an outsider, and he was bullied in school. But Isamu found pleasure in the natural world. Color, light, textures and shadows intrigued him. Playing with earth, wood and clay brought out his artistic talents. Working with these forms of nature, Isamu found a way to blend his cultural divide.