What would your story look like?
"Artists are lazy and scruffy people--they are not respectable," says young Allen's father. Well, father didn't necessarily know best; Allen Say grew up to win the prestigious Caldecott medal for his book, Grandfather's Journey, and is now the beloved author and illustrator of many books including Tea with Milk and The Bicycle Man. While all his books are wonderful, Say's most fascinating story of all is actually a true one: Drawing From Memory, the story of how he became an artist. Told with words, drawings, photos and even comics, this is the most unusual and fun autobiography I've read in a long time. If you can't stop drawing or love reading comics, you won't want to miss this book!
For another great visual autobiography, try To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel.