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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978037435114432 Pages, Ages 4-8
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Getting to feel at home in a new country
Yoon's name means Shining Wisdom, and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines and circles stand alone, which is just how Yoon feels in the United States. Yoon isn't sure that she wants to be YOON. At her new school, she tries out different names – maybe CAT or BIRD. Maybe CUPCAKE!
Helen Recorvits's spare and inspiring story about a little girl finding her place in a new country is given luminous pictures filled with surprising vistas and dreamscapes by Gabi Swiatkowska.
My Name Is Yoon is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), Booklist Editors' Choice, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year, School Library Best Books of the Year, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, New York Charlotte Award Master List, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, Child Magazine Best Books of the Year, Nick, Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year, ALA Notable Children's Books