Tomorrow Is New Year's Day
Seollal, a Korean Celebration of the Lunar New Year
Author: Aram Kim
From Korean American author-illustrator Aram Kim, Tomorrow is New Year's Day follows a little girl sharing the fun customs of Seollal—the Korean Lunar New Year—with her classmates.
Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, is Mina’s favorite day of the year.
Mina can't wait to share the customs of Seollal with all of her friends at school. She will show her classmates her colorful hanbok, demonstrate how to do sebae, and then everyone will make tasty tteokguk in the cooking room. Yum! Her little brother may even join in on the fun… if he can find a way out of his bad mood.
In this joyful book about sharing age-old cultural celebrations with new friends, Aram Kim has created a must-have book for the New Year’s season. A glossary of Korean terms, with pronunciation guide, is included.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
“This title is a simple, warmhearted introduction to Seollal, and is another example of Kim’s skill at spotlighting Korean culture in an inviting and accessible way . . . Recommended for general purchase, here is a sweet story, filled with goodwill, of one girl and her family generously sharing their traditions with others.” —School Library Journal