Banned book club
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
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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
"It's hard to imagine a world where Banned Book Club could be more relevant than it is right now." -- A.V. CLUB
When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up. After acing her exams and sort-of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was promised at her family's restaurant. But literature class would prove to be just the start of a massive turning point, still focused on reading but with life-or-death stakes she never could haveimagined.
This was during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. In this charged political climate, with Molotov cocktails flying and fellow students disappearing for hours and returning with bruises, Hyun Sook sought refuge in the comfort of books. When the handsome young editor of the school newspaper invited her to his reading group, she expected to pop into the cafeteria to talk about Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Scarlet Letter. Instead she found herself hiding in a basement as the youngest member of an underground banned book club. And as Hyun Sook soon discovered, in a totalitarian regime, the delights of discovering great works of illicit literature are quickly overshadowed by fear and violence as the walls close in.
In BANNED BOOK CLUB, Hyun Sook shares a dramatic true story of political division, fear-mongering, anti-intellectualism, the death of democratic institutions, and the relentless rebellion of reading.
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Kim, Hyun Sook
-- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women college students -- Korea (South) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Student protesters -- Korea (South) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Prohibited books -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Censorship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1988 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
|Publisher|| Chicago, IL :2020
Estrada, Ryan, 1980- author.
"Strange and amazing."
198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm