When My Name was Keoko

Keoko was her name during the years of the Japanese occupation of Korea. Japanese was the language she learned in school. The Japanese flag few over her home. But Sun Hee and her family never forgot they were Korean. And each of her family members, her Uncle working for the underground, her brother who risks his life to protect what he believes in, her quiet mother who secretly grows the national tree of Korea, her scholarly father who teaches his children their history - all do their part to hold on to their heritage. But what can one young girl do? How can Sun Hee live through this terrible time of repression and war and find her own voice - her own courage? Honor Book for older readers, 2003.


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