Books by Haemi Balgassi

TAE'S SONATA by Haemi Balgassi
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Tae grows and learns, and gets the cute boy, which will satisfy those seeking light fare and no surprises. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eighth-grader Taeyoung Kim feels torn between her Korean heritage and her new American culture. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"In expressive watercolors, Soentpiet provides an accurate look at Korean culture of the 1950s as well as Sumi's contemporary setting. (pronunciation guide) (Fiction 7-10)"
A lovely combination picture book/chapter book based, according to the author's note, on family memories about the trauma of leaving a beloved home for fear of an invading army; in this case, there is the added tragedy of civil war, with brother fighting brother as South Korea and the Communist North battle over Seoul. Read full book review >