A Boy Named Isamu

by James Yang captures the wondering imagination of a child who grew up to create art. Inspired by the life and art of Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi, A Boy Named Isamu explores the world through the young Isamu’s eyes, tracing his influences in everyday life. “If you are Isamu, you find a secret place so you can look at the ocean and see the shapes of things,” Yang writes. This is a lyrical and inspiring look through the development of creativity, complete with gorgeous illustrations.