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My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
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Apr 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: books-for-class, childrens-books

This story about a young character named Yoon, talks about how her life changed when she reluctantly moved from Korea to the United States. Yoon is told by her father that from now on she has to write in English. At first, Yoon did not want to write in English because it looked funny and meant something different. When she began going to school she would not write her name on the top of the page, but she would write things that she had heard that day like cat, cupcake, or bird. Soon she expresses to her mother that she does not believe that her teacher likes her and she hates her new home. Her mother explains that it just takes time to get used to it. Soon enough at school, Yoon begins to make friends and realizes that her new home is not that bad. At this time, Yoon write her name on the top of the paper and her teacher smiles and gives her a big hug. This make Yoon excited for her new home now that she has friends at school and a teacher her likes her. At the end of the book she realizes that just because her name is written differently it does not mean something else, it will always mean Shining Wisdom.
This book has a great story behind it! It teaches children about different culture and the importance of their names.

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