Korean and Korean American

Korean and Korean American

Picture Books

  • Avraham, Kate Aver. What Will You Be, Sara Mee? Illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2010.
  • Bae, Hyun-Joo. New Clothes for New Year’s Day. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Books Publishers, 2007. (translation)
  • Bahk, Jane. Juna’s Jar. Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2015.
  • Balgassi, Haemi. Peacebound Trains. Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. New York: Clarion Books, 1996.
  • Bercaw, Edna Coe. Halmoni’s Day. Illustrated by Robert Hunt. New York: Dial Books, 1999.
  • Brandon, Anthony. Moving Day. Illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee. Orlando: Harcourt, 2005.
  • Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night. Illustrated by David Diaz. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994.
  • Choi, Sook Nyul. Halmoni and the Picnic. Illustrated by Karen Dugan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • Choi, Sook Nyul. Yunmi and Halmoni’s Trip. Illustrated by Karen Dugan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • Choi, Yangsook. New Cat. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
  • Choi, Yangsook. The Name Jar. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
  • Choi, Yangsook. Peach Heaven. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005.
  • Choi, Yangsook. Behind the Mask. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.
  • Choung, Eun-hee. Minji’s Salon. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2008. (translation)
  • Czech, Jan M. An American Face. Illustrated by Frances Clancy. Washington, D.C.: Child & Family Press, 2000
  • Czech, Jan M. The Coffee Can Kid. Illustrated by Maurice J. Manning. Washington, D.C.: Child & Family Press, 2002.
  • Duvall, Jill. Chef Ki is Serving Dinner! Photographs by Lili Duvall. New York: Children’s Press, 1997.
  • Flanagan, Alice. A Busy Day at Mr. Kang’s Grocery Store. Photographs by Christine Osinski. New York: Children’s Press, 1996.
  • Heo, Yumi. One Afternoon. New York: Orchard Books, 1994.
  • Heo, Yumi. Father’s Rubber Shoes. New York: Orchard Books, 1995.
  • Heo, Yumi. One Sunday Morning. New York: Orchard Books, 1999.
  • Heo, Yumi. Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story. New York: Schwartz, 2009.
  • Jeong-saeng, Kwon. Flap Flap. Illustrated by Kim Yong-cheol. Translated by T. Yun Hee Lee. St. Paul, MN: Koryo Press, 2005.
  • Kim, Aram. No Kimchi for Me!. Holiday House, 2017.
  • Kim, Julie. Where’s Halmoni?. Little Bigfoot, 2017.
  • Kraus, Joanna Halpert. Tall Boy’s Journey. Illustrated by Karen Ritz. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1992.
  • Kwon, Yoon-Duck. My Cat Copies Me. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2007. (translation)
  • Lee, Hyun Young. Something for School. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2008. (translation)
  • Lee, Ho Baek. While We Were Out. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2003. (translation)
  • Lee, Suzy. The Zoo. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2007.
  • Lee, Suzy. Wave. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
  • Lee, Suzy. Mirror. New York: Seven Footer Kids, 2010.
  • Lee, Suzy. Shadow. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2010.
  • Lee, Uk-Bae. Sori’s Harvest Moon Day: A Story of Korea. Norwalk, CT: Soundprints, 1999. (translation)
  • Liu, Jae-Soo. Yellow Umbrella. Illustrated by Dong Il Sheen. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2002. (translation)
  • MacMillan, Dianne, and Dorothy Freeman. My Best Friend, Mee-Yung Kim. Pictures by Bob Marstall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Messney, 1989.
  • Martin, Sharilyn. The Night the Angel Came. Illustrated by Diane Horst. Harrisonburg, VA: ChristianLight, 2011.
  • Pak, Soyong. Dear Juno. Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung. New York: Viking, 1999.
  • Pak, Soyong. A Place to Grow. Illustrated by Marcelino Truong. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2002.
  • Pak, Soyong. Sumi’s First Day of School Ever. Illustrated by Joung Un Kim. New York: Viking, 2003.
  • Paek, Min. Aekyung’s Dream. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 1988.
  • Park, Frances and Ginger Park. My Freedom Trip. Illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1998.
  • Park, Frances and Ginger Park. The Royal Bee. Illustrated by Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2000.
  • Park, Frances and Ginger Park. Good-Bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2002.
  • Park, Frances and Ginger Park. The Have a Good Day Cafe. Illustrated by Katherine Potter. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.
  • Park, Linda Sue. The Firekeeper’s Son. Illustrated by Julie Downing. New York: Clarion Books, 2003.
  • Park, Linda Sue. Bee-Bim Bop! Illustrated by Ho Baek Lee. New York: Clarion Books, 2005.
  • Patz, Nancy, and Susan Roth. Babies Can’t Eat Kimchee. New York: Bloomsbury Books, 2007.
  • Recorvits, Helen. My Name Is Yoon. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. New York: Frances Foster Books, 2003.
  • Recorvits, Helen. Yoon and the Christmas Mitten. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.
  • Recorvits, Helen. Yoon and the Jade Bracelet. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008.
  • Schoettler, Joan. Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth. Illustrated by Jessica Lanan. Walnut Creek, CA: Shen’s Books, 2011.
  • Shin, Sun Yung. Cooper’s Lesson. Illustrated by Kim Cogan. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2004.
  • Wong, Janet S. The Trip Back Home. Illustrated by Bo Jia. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2000.
  • Yoo, Tae-Eun. The Little Red Fish. New York: Dial, 2007.
  • Yum, Hyewon. Last Night. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008.
  • Yum, Hyewon. There Are No Scary Wolves. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010.
  • Yum, Hyewon. The Twins’ Blanket. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011.
  • Yum, Hyewon. Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! New York: Frances Foster Books, 2012.
  • Yum, Hyewon. This is Our House. New York: Frances Foster, 2013.
  • Yum, Hyewon. The Twins’ Little Sister. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014.

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Ahn, Angela. Krista Kim-Bap. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2018.
  • Balgassi, Haemi. Tae’s Sonata. New York: Clarion Books, 1997.
  • Byung-Jun, Byun. Run, Bong-go, Run! New York: NBM, 2007.
  • Choi, Sook Nyul. Year of Impossible Goodbyes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
  • Choi, Sook Nyul. Echoes of the White Giraffe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. (sequel to Year of Impossible Goodbyes)
  • Choi, Sook Nyul. Gathering of Pearls. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. (sequel to Echoes of the White Giraffe)
  • Chung, Sonya. Long for this World. New York: Scribner, 2010.
  • Han, Jenny. Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. New York: Little Brown, 2011.
  • Jung, Mike. Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2012.
  • Jung, Mike. Unidentified Suburban Object. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2016.
  • Kline, Suzy. Song Lee in Room 2B. New York: Viking.
    • Song Lee in Room 2B (1993)
    • Song Lee and the Hamster Hunt (1994)
    • Song Lee and the Leech Man (1995)
    • Song Lee and the “I Hate You” Notes (1999)
  • Lee, Marie G. Finding My Voice. Boston : Houghton, 1992.
  • Lee, Marie G. Saying Goodbye. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
  • Lee, Marie G. If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun. New York: Camelot Books, 1995.
  • Lee, Marie G. Necessary Roughness. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
  • Lee, Marie G. F is for Fabuloso. New York: Avon Books, 1999.
  • Lewis, Beverly. The Chicken Pox Panic. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1993.
  • Lewis, Beverly. The Double Dabble Surprise. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1993.
  • Park, Linda Sue. Seesaw Girl. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng. New York: Clarion Books, 1999.
  • Park, Linda Sue. The Kite Fighters. New York: Clarion Books, 2000.
  • Park, Linda Sue. A Single Shard. New York: Clarion Books, 2001.
  • Park, Linda Sue. Project Mulberry. New York: Clarion Books, 2005.
  • Park, Linda Sue. Archer’s Quest. New York: Clarion Books, 2006.
  • Park, Linda Sue. Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems). Illustrated by Istvan Banyai. New York: Clarion Books, 2007.
  • Park, Linda Sue. Keeping Score. New York: Clarion Books, 2008.
  • Russell, Mark James. Young-hee and the Pullocho. Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2015. (ebook)
  • Sinykin, Sheri Cooper. The Buddy Trap. New York: Atheneum, 1991.
  • Son, John. Finding My Hat. New York: Orchard Books, 2003.
  • Sullivan, Maureen. Cabbages and Queens. Illustrated by Carol Ferrando. Riverhead, NY: StoopBall Press, 2010.
  • Watkins, Yoko Kawashina. So Far From the Bamboo Grove. New York: HarperTrophy, 2008.
  • Williams, Laura. Slant. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2008.
  • Yoo, David. The Detention Club. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2011.

Young Adult Books

  • Alten, Steve. Sharkman. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014.
  • Byung-Jun, Byun. Mijeong. New York: ComicsLit, 2009. (Graphic Novel)
  • Carey, Mike. Re-Gifters. Art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel. New York: Minx Books, 2007. (graphic novel)
  • Carlson, Lori. American Eyes. New York: Holt, 1994. (Short Stories)
  • Choi, Sook Nyul. Year of Impossible Goodbyes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
  • Chung, Sonya. Long for this World. New York: Scribner, 2010.
  • Delisle, Guy. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Translated by Helge Dascher. Montreal, Quebec: Drawn and Quarterly, 2007. (Graphic Novel)
  • Han, Jenny. Shug. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • Hardy, LeAnne. Between Two Worlds. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2003.
  • Kim, Dong Hwa. Color Trilogy. Translated by Lauren Na. New York: First Second Books. (graphic novels)
    • The Color of Earth (2009)
    • The Color of Water (2009)
    • The Color of Heaven (2009)
  • Kim, Derek Kirk. Same Difference and Other Stories. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2005. (graphic novel)
  • Kim, Derek Kirk. Good as Lily. New York: Minx, 2007. (graphic novel)
  • Kim, Helen. The Long Season of Rain. New York: Holt, 1996.
  • Kim, Jea Eun. Soul to Seoul. Los Angeles, CA: Tokyopop, 2004. (graphic novel series)
  • Kim, Yong Ik. The Shoes from Yang San Valley. New York: Doubleday, 1970.
  • Korea: as Viewed by 12 Creators. Ponent Mon S.L., 2010. (Graphic Novel, anthology)
  • Lee, Marie. Somebody’s Daughter. Boston: Beacon, 2005.
  • Na, An. A Step from Heaven. New York: Speak, 2002.
  • Na, An. Wait for Me. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2006.
  • Na, An. The Fold. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008.
  • Oh, Axie. Rebel Seoul. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2017.
  • Park, Frances, and Ginger Park. To Swim Across the World. New York: Hyperion, 2001.
  • Park, Linda Sue. When My Name was Keoko. New York: Clarion Books, 2002.
  • Robinson, Katy. A Single Square Picture. New York: Berkley Trade, 2002.
  • Woo, Sung J. Everything Asian. New York: Thomas Dunne Books. 2009
  • Yoo, David. Girls for Breakfast. New York: Delacorte Press, 2005.
  • Yoo, David. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before. New York: Hyperion, 2008.
  • Yoo, Paula. Good Enough. New York: HarperTeen, 2008.

Folktales

  • Choi, Yangsook. The Sun Girl and the Moon Boy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. (picture book)
  • Han, Oki S., and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett. Sir Whong and the Golden Pig. New York: Dial, 1993. (picture book)
  • Han, Oki S., and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett. Kongi and Potgi: a Cinderella story from Korea. New York: Dial, 1994. (picture book)
  • Han, Suzanne Crowder. The Rabbit’s Judgment. Illustrated by Yumi Heo. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.
  • Han, Suzanne Crowder. The Rabbit’s Escape. Illustrated by Yumi Heo. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.
  • Han, Suzanne Crowder. The Rabbit’s Tail. Illustrated by Richard Werhman. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.
  • Heo, Yumi. The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. (picture book)
  • Heo, Yumi. Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends. New York: Henry Holt, 2012. (picture book)
  • Jeong-saeng, Kwon. Flap Flap. Illustrated by Kim Yong-cheol. Translated by T. Yun Hee Lee. St. Paul, MN: Koryo Press, 2005.
  • O’Brien, Anne Sibley. The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006. (graphic novel; picture book)
  • McClure, Gillian. The Land of the Dragon King and Other Korean Stories. London: Frances Lincoln, 2008.
  • Rhee, Nami. Magic Spring: A Korean Folktale. New York: Putnam, 1993.
  • San Souci, Daniel. In the Moonlight Mist. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1999. (children’s chapter book)
  • Seros, Kathleen. Sun & Moon: Fairy Tales from Korea. Illustrated by Norman Sibley and Robert Krause. Elizabeth, NJ: Hollym International Corp., 1982. (picture book)
  • Stickler, Soma Han. Maya and the Turtle. Rutland, VA: Tuttle Publishing, 2012.

Nonfiction

  • Cheung, Hyechong. K is for Korean: World Alphabets. Frances Lincoln, 2008. (picture book)
  • Gallo, Donald. First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigrants. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2004. (many countries represented)
  • Kim, Robert. I Am Korean American. New York: PowerKids Press, 1997.
  • Sobol, Harriet Langsam. We Don’t Look Like Our Mom and Dad. Photographs by Patricia Agre. New York: Coward-McCann, 1984.
  • Stickler, John. Land of Morning Calm: Korean Culture Then and Now. Illustrated by Soma Han. Fremont, CA: Shen’s Books, 2003.
  • Yoo, Paula. Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story. Illustrated by Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005. (picture book)

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