Aekyung is a young Korean girl who is struggling to learn English and to get along with her insensitive American classmates,...

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AEKYUNG'S DREAM

Aekyung is a young Korean girl who is struggling to learn English and to get along with her insensitive American classmates, who tease her for having ""Chinese eyes."" A dream about King Sejong (who invented the Korean alphabet in the 15th century) gives her courage to continue school, improve her English, and eventually tell her new friends something about her valued Korean culture. Though Aekyung's problem and its solution are presented simplistically, the story is realistic, as well as universal enough to be worth presenting. The bright, bold pages and illustrations favored by this publisher are decorative and well designed; the simple forms convey Aekyung's grief, patience, and hope. With text given in both Korean and English, this should be useful as an intercultural bridge.

Pub Date: Jan. 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 24

Publisher: Children's Book Press

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1988