Ji-yun Jang and Joy Cowley: Father's Road, illustrated by Tan Jun
Father's Road by Ji-yun Jang, and illustrated by Tan Jun, is about a boy named Wong Chung who has been invited to travel with his merchant father along the Silk Road to Constantinople. Wong Chung learns that this long and arduous journey is filled with many hardships, including thirst and hunger, scathing weather, and dangerous bandits. Wong has a lot to learn from his father and with so many obstacles, will their caravan make it to the glittering city to trade their goods? Includes a brief history of the Silk Road, including the global exchange, the goods different countries traded, the geography of the road, a time line of events, and more!