My Name Is Yoon

My Name Is Yoon

Book - 2002
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Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.
Publisher: New York : Frances Foster Books, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374351144
0374351147
Call Number: RECORVITS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Names, Personal -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
First day of school -- Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
Korean Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Swiatkowska, Gabi

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megannorthcote Mar 15, 2016

This is a gentle, yet humorous story to read to older elementary school students about what it's like for students from other countries who move to America and have trouble fitting in. Yoon, a little girl from Korea, must learn to write her name using the English alphabet. Because she is embarrassed and uncomfortable by how her real name looks in English, she pretends that her name is something different - cupcake, cat, bird - but in the end, comes to accept who she really is. This is a great book to use when talking with students about how to accept themselves and avoid peer pressure or bullying.

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muffinpopcorn
Oct 17, 2015

Quite a good story , enjoyable .

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