Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Sunday, October 5, 2008

When My Name Was Keoko: A Novel of Korea in WWII by Linda Sue Park

Fictionalized memoir of Korean girl and her brother set toward then end of Japanese occupation, when everyone was required to take a Japanese name. My young adult nephew and another niece loved this book, and felt they learned so much, as well as admired the protagonist. An earlier autobiographical writing of the same event is LOST NAMES by Richard E. Kim.

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