Korea

Asian Tales and Tellers

By Cathy Spagnoli

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More than 30 stories from the rich Asian cultural panorama illuminate the wisdom and humor of Eastern cultures. In her search for stories, Cathy Spagnoli has slid through Indian rice fields, sipped sake with Japanese epic singers, met with monks in Thailand and Korea, and hiked the Himalayas with Tibetan dancers.

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Halmoni's Day

By Edna Coe Bercaw

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Jennifer's halmoni (grandmother) has just arrived from South Korea. She speaks no English and dresses in the traditional silk gown. Jennifer loves her halmoni, but isn't sure what the other kids in her class will think if she comes to Grandparents' Day at school.

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When My Name was Keoko

By Linda Sue Park

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The compelling saga of a Korean family losing its ethnic identity under Japanese occupation, told in alternating voices by siblings Sun-hee and her older brother Tae-yul. Korean culture, the vicissitudes of war, and the strength of the human spirit are clearly portrayed through powerful, yet understated writing. 

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