I Am the Subway
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.
SIX STARRED REVIEWS
★ "Lucky readers, climb aboard: extraordinary explorations await." --Shelf Awareness
★ "I Am the Subway makes for an unforgettable journey." --Bookpage
★ "[S]ensitive, closely observed portraits." --Publishers 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 Peña and Christian Robertson
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About the Author
Kim Hyo-eun studied textile design at college and illustration at the Ibpil Future Illustration Research Institute. Books written and illustrated by Kim Hyo-eun include I Am the Subway. Picture books with illustrations created by Kim include A Baby on a Train, A Starry Flower Wall, The Place We Walk Becomes the Road, and Minji and a Squirrel.