Kamishibai Man: Allen Say


Kamishibai Man

Author/Illustrator: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 2005
Brief Summary: An elderly Japanese man recalls his career as a kamishibai man, a traditional street performer who tells stories through hand-painted picture cards.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: N/A

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss why the kamishibai man has not performed on the street in a while.  How did the introduction of television change his art?
  • How did the introduction of TV and other technology (iPad, etc.) change the way we live?  Older students can write an essay saying whether they think the changes are good or not, etc.  What are some advantages/disadvantages of technology?

Accessed at: Vancouver Public Library


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