The Name Jar

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Yangsook Choi
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Dragonfly Books
ISBN:
978-0440417996
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture

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. 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 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. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

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