East Asia - Korea

When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 
Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


Danbi Leads the School Parade Cover Image
By Anna Kim, Anna Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478894
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book
 
Meet Danbi, the new girl at school!


Idol Gossip Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536213645
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Published: Walker Books US - September 14th, 2021

Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in this inside look at a K-pop academy.


The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
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Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

A breathtaking picture book featuring a Korean girl and her haenyeo (free diving) grandmother about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world.


Banned Book Club Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820427
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - May 19th, 2020

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Highly recommended for readers passionate about activism. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review

Sure to inspire today's youthful generation of tenacious changemakers. -- BOOKLIST, Starred Review

The messages of hope are universal. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review


Sunday Funday in Koreatown (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823444472
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Published: Holiday House - March 16th, 2021

Yoomi and Daddy are going to Koreatown today! This story celebrates family, resilience, and Korean culture.

Yoomi has planned the perfect Sunday! But the shirt she wants to wear is in the laundry. And she doesn't have the seaweed she needs for a kimbap breakfast.


Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult Book 

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo


The Way You Make Me Feel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250308801
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2019

From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a young adult laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck.


To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series


Let's Go to Taekwondo!: A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823443604
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Published: Holiday House - April 6th, 2020

Yoomi wants a yellow belt. But she's afraid to break the board. Grandma to the rescue!

Yoomi and her friends are ready to take on the test for their yellow belts in taekwondo. But Yoomi is afraid to break a board. Meanwhile, Grandma is struggling to learn something new, too.


A Single Shard Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547534268
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Published: Clarion Books - January 10th, 2011

The Newbery Medal-winning tale of an orphan boy whose dream of becoming a master potter leads to unforeseen adventure in ancient Korea.​

Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean village renowned for its ceramics. When he accidentally breaks a delicate piece of pottery, he volunteers to work to pay for the damage.


The Turtle Ship Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781885008909
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Published: Shen's Books - June 5th, 2018

A young Korean boy named Sun-sin designs one of the greatest battleships in history and fulfills his dream of sailing the world.


The Dragon Egg Princess Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062875808
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Published: HarperCollins - April 27th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Wing & Claw, this must-have middle grade novel is from We Need Diverse Books cofounder Ellen Oh!

“Filled with strange terrains, creatures, and magic, this is an enthralling read!”—Soman Chainani, author of the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series


Bee-Bim Bop! Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547076713
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Published: Clarion Books - November 10th, 2008

A Korean-American girl celebrates food and family in this cheerful picture book about cooking with Mama by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park.

Bee-bim bop (the name translates as “mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables.


Korean Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Kim So-Un, Jeong Kyoung-Sim (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804850209
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Korean fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a vibrant literary culture.


Dragon Pearl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368014748
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 7th, 2020

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits.
But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.


Tiger Honor (A Thousand Worlds Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368055543
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 4th, 2022

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's companion to the best-selling and award-winning DRAGON PEARL, another space opera inspired by Korean mythology, this time told from the point of view of a nonbinary tiger spirit.


Tiny Feet Between the Mountains Cover Image
By Hanna Cha, Hanna Cha (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534429925
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake in this fun, charming debut picture book from author-illustrator Hanna Cha.

Soe-In is a tiny child in a village full of large people.


The Korean Cinderella Cover Image
By Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064433976
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Published: HarperCollins - January 18th, 1996

"This masterfully retold version of Cinderella presents real Korean customs and includes dramatic, brightly colored illustrations" (Children's Literature).


Moon Pops Cover Image
By Heena Baek, Jieun Kiaer (Translator)
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781771474290
Published: Owlkids - August 15th, 2021

A witty, weird, and wonderful spin on a classic Korean folktale, the first picture book to be published in English by internationally acclaimed Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Heena Baek
"Whimsically varied perspectives and the unusual depth of field offered by Baek's technique make for an entrancing display." -- Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW


The Jasmine Project Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534477025
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette in this effervescent romantic comedy about a teen Korean American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing, loving family.

Jasmine Yap’s life is great. Well, it’s okay.


My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Korean Language and Culture Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804849401
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 29th, 2017

My First Book of Korean Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Korean language and culture through everyday words.

The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Korean language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn.


Three Korean Fairy Tales: Beloved Stories and Legends Cover Image
By Kim So-Un, Jeong Kyoung-Sim (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780804852272
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 1st, 2019

This multicultural children's book presents a selection of traditional Korean folk tales that are instantly recognizable to Koreans of all ages. These treasured tales are retold by Kim So-un, an eminent storyteller who is a household name in Korea. The illustrations combine modern and traditional Korean art elements and techniques in telling these classic stories.


The Name Jar Cover Image
By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
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Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

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


Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440074
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Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!

Mindy Kim just wants three things:
1. A puppy!
2. To fit in at her new school
3.


Mindy Kim and the Trip to Korea Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534488946
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Published: Aladdin - June 8th, 2021

Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in the adorable chapter book series following Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl—in this fifth novel, Mindy goes to South Korea!

Mindy is super excited to go to South Korea to visit her grandparents! She has never taken such a big trip before, and she can’t wait to see her family again.


K-pop Confidential Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338639933
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Published: Point - September 15th, 2020

"I'm still giddy over this electrifying, big-hearted, all-kill smash of a debut. I couldn't put it down." -- Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs.


Korean Celebrations: Festivals, Holidays and Traditions Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Farida Zaman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804846943
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 13th, 2019

Korean Celebrations takes young readers on an exciting exploration of Korea's colorful festivals and family celebrations--wonderful days that are filled with exciting activities and delicious foods.


All about Korea: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids Cover Image
By Ann Martin Bowler, Soosoonam Barg (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804849388
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - April 17th, 2018

**Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner**


The Kite Fighters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547328638
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Published: Clarion Books - June 7th, 2010

In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself.


Where's Halmoni? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632170774
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Published: Little Bigfoot - October 3rd, 2017

Beautifully illustrated and told by debut author Julie Kim, this own voices picture book in graphic-novel style follows a young Korean girl and boy whose search for their missing grandmother leads them into a world inspired by Korean folklore, complete with mischievous goblins (dokkebi), a greedy tiger, a clever rabbit, and a wily fox.
 


The Forest of Stolen Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250229588
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 20th, 2021

Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur's The Forest of Stolen Girls is a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page.

1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest near a gruesome crime scene.


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The Red Palace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800558
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 25th, 2022

June Hur, critically acclaimed author of The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls, returns with The Red Palace—a third evocative, atmospheric historical mystery perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Kerri Maniscalco.

To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood...


Tales of a Korean Grandmother: 32 Traditional Tales from Korea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804851602
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 26th, 2019

This multicultural children's book presents classic Korean fairy tales and other folk stories--providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture.


Yolk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534446007
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

“Sneaks up on you with its insight and poignancy.” —Entertainment Weekly

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.

Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike.


The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!


Frankly in Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984812223
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller!

A William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

 
An Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?


Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.