When My Name Was Keoko
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 - rwertl1 - www.librarything.com
This was a really good book to read, while discussing elements of historical fiction. I enjoyed this book for many reasons. I enjoyed how the perspective switched from Sun-hee to Tae-yul to show what ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jhunt6 - LibraryThing
Throughout the book, the author keeps the theme of hope and bravery when a girl named Sun-hee and her family struggle to hold onto their culture during the Japanese invasion of Korea during World War ... Read full review
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