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Bibliographic Information: Recorvits, H. (2003). My Name Is Yoon. New York, NY: Frances Foster Books.

Annotation: This book is about a little girl name Yoon who starts school in America. In Korean her name means “Shining Wisdom”. She doesn’t like how her name looks written English. Throughout this book, Yoon is trying to find her place in America.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this book: Readers learning about immigration; Children transferring to a new school.

Response/Rating (1-4): 4; I enjoyed the illustrations and emotions conveyed throughout this book. “Yoon” would be a great book to read to the class on the first day of school.

Text Dependent Question: Why does Yoon not like her written English name?

 

 

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