Middle School

A Single Shard

A Single Shard

(2002) Linda Sue Park  –  Newberry Award Set in 12th century Korea, this is the story of Tree-ear who lives under a bridge with his disabled older friend Crane-man. Tree-ear becomes fascinated with the potter’s craft and longs to create celadon ceramics. However pottery is a trade passed on from father to son and Tree-ear … Read more

Archer’s Quest

Archer’s Quest

(2008) Linda Sue Park Kevin is doing homework when suddenly an arrow comes out of nowhere, pinning his baseball cap to the wall. The man who shot the arrow claims he fell off a tiger . . . and wound up in Kevin’s room. The man, who calls himself Chu-mong, or Great Archer, is no ordinary … Read more

Chi-Hoon: A Korean Girl

Chi-Hoon: A Korean Girl

(1998) Patricia I. McMahon and Michael F. O’Brien “A week in the life of an eight-year-old Korean girl is presented through diary entries, wry third-person narrative, and full-color photographs. Children will delight in this work . . . an example of how this type of book should be done”. –starred review, “School Library Journal”.

Echoes of the White Giraffe

Echoes of the White Giraffe

(1994) Sook Nyul Choi Sookan, the unforgettable heroine of Year of Impossible Goodbyes, is now fifteen years old and a refugee in Pusan, a city in a southern province of Korea. The Korean War is raging, and she once again has been separated from her father and brothers. Anxiously awaiting any news of them, Sookan … Read more

The Kite Fighters

The Kite Fighters

(2002) Linda Sue Park In fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a strong and beautiful kite, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself. Their skills are noticed by Korea’s young king, who chooses Young-sup to fly the royal kite in the New Year … Read more

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