Books by Marie G. Lee

F IS FOR FABULOSO by Marie G. Lee
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Although often perceptive, this study in cultural acclimation is weighed down by artificial-sounding dialogue and scarily simplistic characters. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In an earnest, preachy tale from Lee (Night of the Chupacabras, 1998, etc.), a Korean-American seventh grader copes with poor teaching in school and rising tension at home. Read full book review >
NECESSARY ROUGHNESS by Marie G. Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1996

"Yet even if the lessons are not as precisely realized as those in Lee's previous books, this is still a strong and intelligent novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Football is the central metaphor for how a Korean family confronts life, death, and assimilation in this gritty and moving novel by Lee (Saying Goodbye, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
SAYING GOODBYE by Marie G. Lee
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, a thoughtful, unsimplistic message in a form many YAs will find enjoyable. (Fiction. 12-17)"
In a sequel to Finding My Voice, 1992, Lee subjugates story to issues: the tragic conflicts generated by racial prejudice and striving for racial solidarity and identity. Read full book review >
IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR YOON JUN by Marie G. Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Disappointing. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Though for a younger audience, Lee's second shares concerns about race with her fine debut, Finding My Voice (1992). Read full book review >
FINDING MY VOICE by Marie G. Lee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A gently self-possessed work, told in economical language that veils its earnestness and depth. (Fiction 12+)"
Ellen—Myong-Ok, as she's sometimes called at home—is second-generation Korean, sister to studious, academically perfect Michelle, who is at Harvard. Read full book review >