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ISBN: 978125005711232 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 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, School Library Best Books of the Year, New York Charlotte Award Master List, Booklist Editors' Choice, Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML, ALA Notable Children's Books, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Child Magazine Best Books of the Year, Nick, Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year