Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama / Margi Preus.
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- ISBN: 9781419702006
- ISBN: 1419702009
Subtitle on first printing: based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-301).
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2011; Newbery Honor, 2011; Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2010.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011.
Citation: Preus, Margi. "Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama." New York : Amulet Books, 2012.