Posts Tagged "Korean literature"

Story First: Using Children’s Books to Explore Korean Culture & Identity

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Events & Presentations , For Educators, Korean Books & Culture | Comments Off on Story First: Using Children’s Books to Explore Korean Culture & Identity

Story First: Using Children’s Books to Explore Korean Culture & Identity

Once again I participated in a National Association of Korean Schools teachers conference – the second in a week – this one the New England chapter, in North Andover, MA. (It’s a complete coincidence that I did them back-to-back; this invitation came through another Korean acquaintance.) Annual gatherings like the two I attended offer teachers (mostly volunteers) from across a region the chance to connect and to gain new knowledge, skills and inspiration to improve the effectiveness of their instruction.   Korean schools usually meet on Saturdays or on Sunday...

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Books on Korean Subjects – Older Teen to Adult

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse & Global Books, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators, Korean Books & Culture | 4 comments

Books on Korean Subjects – Older Teen to Adult

This is the fifth and final installation of my list of recommended books on Korean subjects.   Contemporary Koreans & Korean-Americans   Free Food for Millionaires by Min-jin Lee Life in hip NYC with a modern 22-year-old Korean-American feminist struggling with jobs, money and love.                   Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters by Annie Choi Witty, poignant memoir about mother-daughter conflict in a Korean-American family in LA.                   Once the Shore: Stories by Paul Yoon Beautifully crafted short story collection of families...

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Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 12-16

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse & Global Books, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators, Korean Books & Culture | Comments Off on Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 12-16

Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 12-16

Contemporary Koreans & Korean-Americans Everything Asian: A Novel by Sung J. Woo Just-released novel of a young Korean boy new to the U.S.; charming, funny and moving depiction of the immigrant experience.                                   Girls For Breakfast by David Yoo Funny, edgy story of a boy who’s the only Asian in his Connecticut high school.                               Good Enough by Paula Yoo (sister of David, above) Humorous romance novel about a teenage girl who plays violin and may not be quite the academic over-achiever her parents expect.                       Necessary...

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Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 9-12

Posted by on Sep 21, 2009 in Comics & Graphic Novels, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators | Comments Off on Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 9-12

Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 9-12

Contemporary Koreans & Korean-Americans   Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park A Korean-American boy wakes up to find an ancient Korean warrior in his bedroom!                             Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent A Korean adoptee in an Italian-American family struggles with his identity, with humorous results.                           Re-Gifters by Mike Carey, Marc Hempel and Sonny Liew Funny and touching contemporary graphic novel with a Korean-American heroine, martial arts, romance.                             Modern History   When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park Life...

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Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 7-9

Posted by on Sep 18, 2009 in Comics & Graphic Novels, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators | Comments Off on Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 7-9

Books on Korean Subjects – Ages 7-9

Contemporary Koreans & Korean-Americans Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Paula Yoo, Illustrated by D. Lee Inspirational biography of the first Asian American to win an Olympic Medal                                 Modern History Peacebound Trains by H. Balgassi, H., Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet A grandmother tells her granddaughter the story of the train that saved the lives of her and her children during the Korean war.                         Traditional Korea Korean Children’s Favorite Stories by Kim So-un and Jeong Kyoung-sim Recently republished...

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