||Impossible dreams can come true.
Yoshi is a poor orphan who only wanted to be a Samurai
warrior, but in 19th century Japanese society you had to
be born into a family of warriors. A chance encounter with
a stranger and the arrival of Commodore Perry’s “Black
Ships” from the West changed his life and Japanese society
in ways they could never have imagined. Follow Yoshi’s
adventures during this historical time in American and
Japanese relations. (Pennsylvania Young
Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)
|SUBJECTS: Action and adventure fiction.
Americans -- Japan -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- Restoration, 1853-1870 -- Fiction.
Nakahama, Manjiro, 1827-1898 -- Fiction.
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 -- Fiction.
Samurai -- Fiction.
Seafaring life -- Fiction.