Sunday, September 20, 2009

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 in 1940‘s Korea under the Japanese occupation, from the alternating perspectives of a sister and brother.

Traditional Korea

Pigling: A Cinderella Story: A Korean Tale by Dan Jolley, Anne Timmons

Graphic novel treatment of the traditional story of Kong-ji and Pot-ji.

The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park

A story of two brothers, sibling challenges, and kite flying in Seoul in 1473.

The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea by Anne Sibley O'Brien (me)

Graphic novel retelling of the superhero tale, the first novel written in the Korean alphabet.

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