Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1937. Say’s family moved to California after World War I, and he was able to explore his art skills after being expelled from military school there. He studied architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, and was drafted to fight in Germany in 1962, but after was able to begin publishing his photography.
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Houghton Mifflin Reading Education Place. (n.d.). Meet the author/illustrator Allen Say. http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/say.html?grade=4
Houghton Mifflin Company. (2015). About the author Allen Say. http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/allensay/author.shtml