This is Yusuf Ozturk, the professor at San Diego State University, who made my research to SDSU possible. He also set up connections with Marcie Bober, the Head of the Educational Technology Department.
A fascinating novel about a twelve-year old boy who makes maps of everything. He travels by himself from Montana to Washington, D.C. to receive an award from the Smithsonian Institute for his drawings. The entire novel is accompanied by drawings that relate to the plot. Truly amazing.