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Choi, Yangsook.
New York : Dell Dragonfly Books, 2003
IL K-3, RL 4.1
ISBN 0440417996
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A new country--new city--new school.  It's all so different from Korea.  How will Unhei fit in?  Will she need to change her name because it is hard to pronounce?  Classmates suggest names and put them in a jar.  Which will she choose?  Through text and illustrations, The Name Jar addresses children's worries about fitting in while assuring readers and listeners that it is ok to be different. This book's beautiful illustrations enhance the story line of "fitting in," a concern common to many students.  "Unhei complained, I don't want to be different from all the American kids." "You are different Unhei," her mother said.  "That's a good thing! Every young child needs confirmation that they are ok!   (Connie A., student)
SUBJECTS:     Names, Personal -- Fiction.
                        Identity -- Fiction.
                        Korean Americans -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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