The name jar

by Choi, Yangsook,

Format: Print Book 2001
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Summary
The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it-- Yoon-Hey .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-8. Unhei has just come with her family from Korea and is starting school. Her name is pronounced Yoon-hye, which means grace, but she feels awkward about it after some teasing on the school bus. She decides to choose an American name, and her classmates oblige her by filling a glass jar with their suggestions. Her mother reminds her that she and her grandmother went to a name master for Unhei's name, and Unhei practices stamping her name with the beautiful name stamp her grandmother gave her. Finally, Unhei decides to keep her own name, and one of her classmates even has a stamp made for himself with the Korean characters for friend. The paintings are mostly in gold and earth tones, and the figures have both stature and simplicity--as does the story. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Names, Personal -- Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction.
Korean Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Names, Personal -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Korean Americans -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2001
Language English
Notes "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf"--Colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780440417996
0440417996
9780613829793
0613829794
9780756916305
0756916305
9781439555392
1439555397
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