This book was amazing! It shows a young boy, Manjiro, trying to raise money for his family, and goes fishing. He stumbles into a terrible storm, and gets lost at sea. An American ship finds him, and as he grows a close bond with the ship's captain, he has a big decision to make. He can either go with the American ship and live with the captain in America (and leave his homeland, Japan), or go back home to Japan. What will he choose? Read Heart of a Samurai to find out!!