My name is Yoon by Recorvits, Helen (#0837TU4)


My name is Yoon

by Recorvits, Helen; illustrated by Swiatkowska, Gabi
Paperback Square Fish/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014


From the Publisher

Getting to feel at home in a new country

Yoon's name means "shining wisdom," and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines and circles stand alone, which is just how Yoon feels in the United States. Yoon isn't sure that she wants to be YOON. At her new school, she tries out different names--maybe CAT or BIRD. Maybe CUPCAKE

Helen Recorvits's spare and inspiring story about a little girl finding her place in a new country is given luminous pictures filled with surprising vistas and dreamscapes by Gabi Swiatkowska.

My Name Is Yoon is a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2004
  • Book Links, 07/01/09
  • Booklist, 03/15/03
  • Horn Book Magazine, 10/01/03
  • Kirkus Reviews, 03/01/03
  • Multicultural Review, 09/01/03
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 01/20/03
  • Riverbank Review, 04/01/03
  • School Library Journal starred, 05/01/03
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
Product Details
  • Publisher: Square Fish/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First Square Fish edition: 2014.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 25 cm
  • Tracings: Swiatkowska, Gabi, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-25005-711-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-25005-711-2
  • Follett Number: 0837TU4
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 2.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.3
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 69900EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 1.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: 480L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: M