Be Water, My Friend: The Early Years of Bruce Lee
By Ken Mochizuki
Illustrated by Dom Lee
Six Pack: $59.70
Growing up in Hong Kong in the 1940s and 1950s, young Bruce Lee had an active mind, boundless energy, and a knack for finding trouble. As he grew older, Bruce also developed an interest in martial arts. He thrived on the grueling training but struggled to understand and apply the principles of gentleness and yielding that the master taught. Only after he set sail for the United States at the age of eighteen did Bruce truly embrace the values of martial arts and discover his own path to inner calm.
Bruce Lee eventually became a pioneer of martial arts cinema, and his legacy lives on in popular culture. In Be Water, My Friend, his boyhood journey toward self-discovery and his courage to overcome obstacles will inspire all who search for their way in the world today.
About the Creators
is the award-winning author of numerous books for children from LEE & LOW. Mr. Mochizuki lives in Seattle, Washington, where he teaches, writes children's books, and gives presentations about his work full time.
was born in Seoul, South Korea, and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With his unique style of art combining techniques of painting and scratching details in encaustic wax, Lee has illustrated many award-winning picture books for children for LEE & LOW . He lives with his wife and children in Demarest, New Jersey. To find out more about Dom Lee, visit domandk.com
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781620141670
Distinguished Children's Biography List
Cleveland Public Library
Original Art Show
Society of Illustrators
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 6
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 4
Nonfiction, Sports, Overcoming Obstacles, Dreams & Aspirations, Biography/Memoir, Asian/Asian American Interest, Gratitude, Integrity/Honesty , Leadership, Persistence/Grit, Self Control/Self Regulation, Childhood Experiences and Memories, China, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Sports History
Part of These Collections
English Guided Reading Level N, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Fluent English, Fluent Dual Language , Athletes and Sports, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), Asian Pacific American Heritage Collection , Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6, Chinese Culture Collection, Pedro Noguera Reluctant Readers Collection