When My Name Was Keoko (Google eBook)
Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales Uncle tells them—even their names—are all part of the Korean culture that is now forbidden. When World War II comes to Korea, Sun-hee is surprised that the Japanese expect their Korean subjects to fight on their side. But the greatest shock of all comes when Tae-yul enlists in the Japanese army in an attempt to protect Uncle, who is suspected of aiding the Korean resistance. Sun-hee stays behind, entrusted with the life-and-death secrets of a family at war.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jmitra1 - LibraryThing
When My Name Was Keoko is a great way for younger boys and girls to gain the perspective of children from an oppressed society. Told from the point of view of two young children in a Japanese-occupied ... Read full review
Review: When My Name Was KeokoUser Review - Carloc - Goodreads
I like this story because it is interesting and also easy to read. My favourite character was Uncle because he is so funny and a bit grumpy. He does keep his ancient heritage though. I especially ... Read full review
21 Sunhee 1945