Born in the Year of Courage, by Emily Crofford
Started 03.23.20 • Finished 04.15.20 / 5 stars
"A Japanese boy went to go fishing one day. He was called Manjiro. He was shipwrecked off a rocky island. He lived there for four months. Then an American ship came and saved him and his friends. Manjiro became close friends with the captain of the ship. He traveled farther than he ever thought he would. He lived with the captain at his home in Massachusetts. He went to look for gold and got a big find. Then he sailed to Japan to try to open a trading post there. A trading post did open and Japan stopped isolation and began trading with the world."