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A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
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Oct 27, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, youth-ya
Read from October 27 to 29, 2010

Another book for my Newbery Awards list. I loved, loved, loved it. It is set in Korea and is the story of a young orphaned boy who is taken in by a homeless man and they become friends. They survive by scavenging in rubbish heaps and gleaning fields and foraging. They refuse to steal or beg. The story is a sort of parable about working hard and being honest, and having the courage to continue in spite of the odds being against you.

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