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My Name Is Yoon

My Name Is Yoon Cover

My Name Is Yoon

By Helen Recorvits; Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), Hardcover, 9780374351144, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2010

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Description
Yoon has just moved to America from Korea. She is lonely and doesn't want to learn English at first, but she soon begins to like her new home.


About the Author
Helen Recorvits is the author of two books for older readers, Where Heroes Hide and Goodbye, Walter Malinski, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She lives in Glocester, Rhode Island. Gabi Swiatkowska has illustrated one other picture book, Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas by Sally Derby. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For My Name Is Yoon

"With subtle grace, this moving story depicts a Korean girl's difficult adjustment to her new life in America...Swiatkowska's stunningly spare, almost surrealistic paintings enhance the story's message." -- Starred, School Library Journal

"As noteworthy for what it leaves out as for what it includes....Yoon may be new to America, but her feelings as an outsider will be recognizable to all children." -- Starred, Publishers Weekly

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