When My Name Was Keoko (Bound for Schools & Libraries)

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Product Details

Price
$18.80
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
Pages
199
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.8 X 7.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780606247160
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About the Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning A Single Shard, the best-seller A Long Walk to Water, and the highly-praised novel Prairie Lotus. She has also written several acclaimed picture books and serves on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in western New York with her family. www.lindasuepark.com, Twitter: @LindaSuePark

Reviews

"This powerful and riveting tale of one close-knit, proud Korean family movingly addresses life-and-death issues of courage and collaboration, injustice, and death-defying determination in the face of totalitarian oppression."
"Kirkus Reviews" with Pointers
"A brother and sister alternate as narrators in Newbery Medalist Park's (A Single Shard) well-contructed novel, which takes place from 1940-1945 in Japanese-occupied Korea. . . .Through the use of shifting narrators, Park subtly points up the differences between male and female roles in Korean society; and the father's process of choosing the family's Japanese name speaks volumes about his strength and intelligence. . . . Readers will come away with an appreciation of this period of history and likely a greater interest in learning more about it."
--"Publishers Weekly," Starred
"Park is a masterful prose stylist, and her characters are developed beautifully. She excels at making traditional Korean culture acc