Library Book: My Name Is Yoon (Hardcover)

My Name Is Yoon

By National Geographic Learning

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), 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 Library Book: 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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