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Me Llamo Yoon = My Name Is Yoon

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,793 Ratings  ·  371 Reviews
Yoon's name means "Shinning Wisdom" and written in Korean it looks nice and happy. However, Yoon doesn't like it written in Spanish because it looks sad to her which is the way she feels in her new country. Can Yoon find a new happy name like bird, cat or cupcake?
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Published October 1st 2003 by Editorial Juventud (first published April 3rd 2003)
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Naoki
Sep 23, 2015 Naoki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had not thought that the meaning of the name changed, I thought that it was interesting. However I don't like picture.Because it is little scary.
Kristen Herzog
My Name is Yoon by Helen Ricorvits is a story about a little girl named Yoon who moves here with her family from Korea. She isn't excited about going to school because she knows that it will be different. The story proceeds with her writing her name as many different things all because she thinks it would be better to be anything but how her name is written in English. Not my favorite read because it doesn't really have a whole lot of storyline to it and I would say that it would be classified a ...more
Noorulhuda
Sep 23, 2015 Noorulhuda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story was fun,I like the picture,and i like name yoon in Korean.
namhee
Sep 23, 2015 namhee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because the book words is very easy and it has a big pictures, they give a great help to understand English. I like this book story because Yoon's behavior too cute.
Roua
Sep 23, 2015 Roua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this story because enjoyable and I like the image on the expressive speech story and entertaining at the same times.
alana
This book's been on my radar since I started compiling a library of children's books that relate to language acquisition, immigration, and cultural exchange. Yoon and her family have just relocated from Korea to the USA. Her father helps her prepare for starting at her new school by teaching her how to write "Yoon" in the Roman alphabet rather than in Hangul. Yoon is resistant since she views that form as changing the meaning of her name. When asked each day at school to practice writing her nam ...more
Zianh
Sep 22, 2015 Zianh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the store because is beautiful
Charmie McKinney
My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits and illustration by Gabi Swiatkowska

This book is about a little girl name Yoon. Yoon and her family had moved to the United States from Korea. She was not happy about the move. She wanted to move back to Korea. The story opened with her father explaining that she had to learn to write her name in English. Yoon, meaning Shining Wisdom, didn't like the way her named looked in English. She preferred the Korean way. At school Yoon tried different names. On the firs
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(NS) Dana
Yoon is a young child that has moved from Korea to America with her family. Her father tells her that she must start to learn things in English and begins by teaching his daughter how to spell her name, Yoon, in English. At the start of her new school Yoon is not sure that is the name she wants to be. As she learns new words from school and friends she tries them out for her own name. As this little girl becomes more comfortable with herself in her new country, she finds her place and is happy t ...more
NS-Christine Johnson
Yoon is new to the United States. Her family is from Korea. Before she starts school, Yoon's father teaches her to write her name in English. Yoon doesn't like the way it looks. She likes the way her name looks "happy" in Korean. She talks about how "the symbols dance together". In Korean her name means Shining Wisdom. Yoon likes the Korean way better. Her father reminds her that her name will still mean Shinging Wisdom, but she needs to learn to write it in English.

On Yoon's first day of schoo
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Laura Rumohr
Summary-
My Name is Yoon is a picture book for children in grades k-2. In this story, a young girl moved with her family to the United States from Korea. Upon arriving to the US, her father insisted that she learn how to write her name in English. In Korean, Yoon’s name means “Shining Wisdom” and is a beautiful blend of symbols. Although she didn’t like the look of “Yoon” in English, she learned how to write it with individual lines and circles. When Yoon went to school, her teacher asked her to
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N_patricia Brunner
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Michelle Doerr
My Name Is Yoon is a great story for all young children to read. I characterize this story as realistic fiction for nursery and primary readers. Yoon is new to the United States from Korea and she feel like she doesn't quite fit in, like she stands alone. When her father teaches her to write her name in English, she does not like how it looks. Yoon has to learn how to face change at a young age and fit in to a new lifestyle. The illustrations, which won the new illustrator award in 2004, and the ...more
Errin Tucker
I gave this story a rating of 4 stars and is written for children P-I. This book is considered a Contemporary Realistic Fiction. My Name is Yoon has been awarded the Ezra Keatz New Illustrator Award in 2004.

This story was about a young girl who moved to America with her dad. In the beginning she had a hard time adjusting, especially with not being able to speak English, but by the end she learned to adjust.

I think this story would the be a great book for elementary students. The pictures were g
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538am_Kelly O'Hara
Kirkus reviewed and winner of several awards: ALA Notable Children's Books, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award (2004), and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year (2008), My Name is Yoon explores the feelings of a child who has immigrated. Yoon does not want to change where she lives or change her name from Korean to English and she resists by imagining her name to be various English words. There is a familiar repetition to the story as she first hears a new English word, then writes tha ...more
Lindsey
This book is about young Yoon, probably around 6-years-old, who has come to America from Korea. Yoon is getting ready to attend school in the US and is not excited, and is really wishing to go back to Korea. Her father shows her how to write her name in English, and she is upset with how her letters seem to stand alone instead of how her name appears in Korean, which she describes as happy symbols. Her teacher is patient with her, each day introducing a new word to the class. Each day after the ...more
Adria
Jun 11, 2013 Adria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Name is Yoon is a sweet story about a little girl that has trouble adjusting to her new life in America. Before she goes to school, her father shows her how to write her name in English, but Yoon does not like how her name looks in English. She would rather write it in Korean because in Korean it looks happy and the characters dance together. At school, she assumes different names, other than Yoon, such as: Cat, Bird and Cupcake. Throughout the story she repeatedly explains her loneliness in ...more
Mohammad
Sep 23, 2015 Mohammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book and meaning and talk about the suffering of foreign language learning. and I like how Yoon learned how to write her name , and I like the pictures and I like every thing.
(NS) Becca
Sep 29, 2009 (NS) Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: multi-cult-lit
Written by Helen Recorvits, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska, published by Douglas and McIntyre (2003). Recommended for grades k-2.

This is a humorous picture book that explores the feelings a young korean girl as she enters an American school. She struggles with the adjustment to a new language and wants to keep her name as it is in the Korean language. She fights writing her name in english by making up different names for herself, including "bird" and "cat." By the end of the story Yoon has lea
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Junghyun Yoon
Sep 23, 2015 Junghyun Yoon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book has picture and also have easy story. so most people can understand this story so I think this book very helpful.
David Alejandro
Sep 23, 2015 David Alejandro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusto el libro por que se trata de los nombres y al leer el libro hisimos una actividad sober los nombres.
Afnan
Sep 23, 2015 Afnan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the story because it was amusing. And also I like the Korean name.Also the pictures were beautiful.
EDUC535
May 25, 2016 EDUC535 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, best suited for young students in grades K-2, is a moving and captivating tale about a young Korean girl who moves to the Untied States and is resistant to writing and accepting her new English name- "Yoon". In Korean, her name means "Shining Wisdom" and she loves the way it looks written in Korean symbols that "dance" together. In comparison, she feels as though the way her English name sounds and is written is lacking and dull. While learning new English words, including "cat" and " ...more
Tricia Pham
This is the story of a little girl named Yoon, and her search to find her place in her new home. She has recently moved with her family from Korea to the United States of America, and she used to love to write her name. She has been told that she needs to write her previously beloved name in English now, and no longer enjoys writing it. She loved that Yoon in Korean meant Shining Wisdom, and now she doesn’t think it means that since she has to change it to being written in English. She does not ...more
Katie Farver
Yoon is a young Korean immigrant student that is now attending school in America. Her father wants her to begin writing in English, but Yoon prefers writing her name using Korean symbols because they look happy and the English version of her name feels unfamiliar to her. At first, Yoon has a hard time adjusting to her new school and living in America, but thanks to the help of a caring and understanding teacher Yoon begins to enjoy her new life in America. Yoon realizes that even though she is u ...more
Sharon Dillon
Nov 01, 2015 Sharon Dillon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Week 8 Historical Fiction
This is a story about a Korean girl named Yoon who comes from Korea to America. Her father tries to teach her how to write in English but Yoon isn't interested. She wants to go back home to Korea. When she is in school, her teacher wants her to write her name and Yoon writes anything but "Yoon" still asking to go back to Korea because she feels alone. Her classmates, and teacher, are amused at how Yoon picks a new name each day and she slowly becomes more comfortable unt
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Hailey Indiere
May 03, 2015 Hailey Indiere rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

My Name Is Yoon (2003) by Helen Recorvits
Realistic Fiction

Yoon and her family had moved to the United States from Korea. She was not happy about the move. The story opens with her father explaining that she had to learn to write her name in English. Yoon, meaning Shining Wisdom, didn't like the way her named looked in English. She preferred writing it in Korean because it looked so much more beautiful that way. At the start of her new school Yoon is not sure that is the name she wants to be call
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Kristina Befort
This book is about a little girl named Yoon, and her family just moved to the United States from Korea. Her parents tell her that she has to go to school and learn how to write her name in English, but she doesn't want to. She starts to dislike school because she has no friends and she doesn't think the teacher likes her. She refuses to write her name on her papers, but eventually she makes friends, writes her name in English, and starts to realize that the United States isn't so bad after all. ...more
Tc
Jul 01, 2014 Tc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very sweet story about a new student who recently moved to the United States from Korea. What I like about this book is how this short book addresses so many feelings and changes in so few pages. Yoon does not want to be in America, and is having a little trouble adjusting, but after time she begins to feel more comfortable. This would be great to read aloud in a class and opening a discussion on when the students have felt uncomfortable in a new situation. Reading this book would be u ...more
Alexandra Russo
Jun 29, 2014 Alexandra Russo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yoon is a recent immigrant from Korea. She has just come to America, and her father instructs her on how to write her name in English. When he writes it down, she does not like it; "My name looks happy in Korean [...] the symbols dance together." In Korean, Yoon's name means shining wisdown; her father assures it that it still has the same meaning in English. Along with her English name, Yoon does not like America. On her first day of school, her teacher writes various words on the board, then i ...more
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