The Name Jar

Book cover for The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Author

Yangsook Choi

Illustrator

Yangsook Choi

Book Summary

A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own.

Immigrant, Immigration, Korea, Korean, Name, First day of school

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
ISBN #
9780440417996
Publisher
Dragonfly Books
Book Category
Immigration
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