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Drawn Together

Drawn Together

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens — with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.
With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: communication, Culture, family, Relationships, Social Emotional
Author: Written by Minh Lê and Illustrated by Dan Santat

Discussion Questions

  • What is different about the boy and his grandfather?
  • How does the difference make them feel?
  • What do the boy and his grandfather find in common?
  • What does that similarity reveal?
  • What are ways you are similar and different from family members?


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