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Choi, Sook Nyul
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
IL 5-8 RL 6.3 .
ISBN 0395574196

Life is difficult for 10 year old Sookan and her family. They are living in North Korea during World War II. The Koreans are living under Japanese rule and are not allowed to speak Korean nor wear their traditional clothing. As the war ends, Sookan hopes life will return to normal but this is not to be. When the Russians move into North Korea, Sookan and her family decide to escape to South Korea. Sookan and her brother get separated from their mother at the train station and spend days looking for her. As many days, they decide to head for South Korea on their own. Will the children make it to safety? Will they ever see their mother again?

SUBJECTS:    Korea -- History -- 1945-  -- Fiction


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