Another fantastic review from the mind of my child (and may I say her love of reading thrills me):
I just read A Piece Of Home by Jeri Watts. This story was mostly about a boy Hee Jun who moves from Korea to West Virginia. His father accepted a job here in the USA and as a result the family had to move. Hee Jun was a little upset. He helped pack up his family home. Hee Jun had trouble in the beginning; he was a little different from the other children in his class in West Virginia. Even the sky seems different. It isn’t just Hee Jun but also his sister Se Ra that has trouble adjusting. The whole family has to adjust to the language and American culture. One day when Hee Jun goes to a friend’s home he sees a “Rose Of Sharon” plant that in Korea is called “Mugunghwa“. He was able to take a piece of the plant home with him. His grandmother plants it in their yard and they now have a “piece of home” in their new home. What a great story about culture and learning a new life. For more information please visit: http://www.amazon.com/Piece-Home-Jeri-Watts/dp/0763669717/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465163215&sr=8-1&keywords=A+piECE+OF+HOME.
2 Comments on “A Piece Of Home”
I think this book can be great for children who have similar backgrounds like the character Hee Jun. I think when children are uprooted from the only life they know, we (adults, people of diverse backgrounds) don’t take into consideration how our children will have to adjust just as we do. It’s important to make them feel at home as much as possible so that they can thrive.
This looks like a great book for children being uprooted , but also helps local children be empathetic to their new classmates from another city, state or country –