Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh audiobook

Finding Junie Kim

By Ellen Oh
Read by Greta Jung

HarperCollins 9780062987983

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665076791

  • ISBN: 9781665076784

  • ISBN: 9781665076807

Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Amina’s Voice comes a breathtaking own voices story of family, hope, and survival from Ellen Oh, cofounder of We Need Diverse Books. When Junie Kim is faced with middle school racism, she learns of her grandparents’ extraordinary strength and finds her voice. Inspired by her mother’s real-life experiences during the Korean War, Oh’s characters are real and riveting.

“Both unique and universal, timely and timeless.” —Padma Venkatraman, Walter Award-winning author of The Bridge Home

"A moving story that highlights how to find courage in the face of unspeakable hardship." —Hena Khan, award-winning author of Amina’s Voice

"Junie discovers where she comes from and gains the courage to make a difference in the future."  —Wendy Wan-Long Shang, award-winning author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Junie Kim just wants to fit in. So she keeps her head down and tries not to draw attention to herself. But when racist graffiti appears at her middle school, Junie must decide between staying silent or speaking out.

Then Junie’s history teacher assigns a project and Junie decides to interview her grandparents, learning about their unbelievable experiences as kids during the Korean War. Junie comes to admire her grandma’s fierce determination to overcome impossible odds, and her grandpa’s unwavering compassion during wartime. And as racism becomes more pervasive at school, Junie taps into the strength of her ancestors and finds the courage to do what is right.

Finding Junie Kim is a reminder that within all of us lies the power to overcome hardship and emerge triumphant.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This profoundly moving story about a girl’s search for self is at once both unique and universal, timely and timeless. A book that should be on every shelf.” Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home

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Author Bio: Ellen Oh

Author Bio: Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh is the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books and author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy for young adults. She was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Notable People of 2014. She is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English