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I Am the Subway

Kim Hyo-Eun, Deborah Smith (Translator)


List Price: 18.99*
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A cinematic journey through the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we travel alongside whenever we take the train. A poetic translation of the bestselling Korean picture book.


★ " S]ensitive, closely observed portraits." Publisher's Weekly

★ "A contemplative, poignant rendering of everyday journeys." Kirkus Reviews

★ " B]eautiful and unusual." Youth Services Book Review

★ "Bewitching." Foreword

Accompanied by the constant, rumbling ba-dum ba-dum of its passage through the city, the subway has stories to tell. Between sunrise and sunset, it welcomes and farewells people, and holds them--along with their joys, hopes, fears, and memories--in its embrace.

Originally published in Korean and brought to English-speaking audiences with the help of renowned translator Deborah Smith (The Vegetarian), I Am the Subway vividly reflects the shared humanity that can be found in crowded metropolitan cities.

  • A wonderful gift for parents, carers, and grandparents of train-loving children
  • Perfect for teachers and librarians looking for books that share global experiences and lives from an own-voice perspective

Great for fans of Next Stop Grand Central Station by Maira Kalman, Subway by Christopher Neiman, and Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pe a and Christian Robertson

Scribble Us, 9781950354658, 52pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2021