Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh audiobook

Finding Junie Kim

By Ellen Oh

HarperCollins 9780062987983

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 05/04/2021

    ISBN: 9781665076791

  • Available on 05/04/2021

    ISBN: 9781665076784

  • Available on 05/04/2021

    ISBN: 9781665076807

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

Summary

Summary

For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Amina’s Voice, We Need Diverse Books cofounder Ellen Oh creates a breathtaking story of family, hope, and survival, inspired by her mother’s real-life experiences during the Korean War. Faced with middle school racism, Junie Kim learns of her grandparents’ extraordinary strength and finds her voice.

“Filled with unforgettable characters, 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, Walter Award-winning author of The Bridge Home

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.

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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