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When My Name Was Keoko
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A heartwarming tale of courage, resilience and hope from master storyteller and winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, Linda Sue Park.

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Overview

When her name was Keoko, Japan owned Korea, and Japanese soldiers ordered people around, telling them what they could do or say, even what sort of flowers they could grow.

When her name was Keoko, World War II came to Korea, and her friends and relatives had to work and fight for Japan.

When her name was Keoko, she never forgot her name was actually Kim Sun-hee. And no matter what she was called, she was Korean. Not Japanese.

Inspired by true-life events, this amazing story reveals what happens when your culture, country and identity are threatened.

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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of A Single Shard, which was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal by the American Library Association in 2002, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She has written many other award-winning picture books and novels for young people. The daughter of immigrant parents, Ms. Park draws on her Korean ancestry for much of her work. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family.