Korean Sun-hee and her brother, Tae-yul, must study Japanese language and culture in school. The symbols of their beloved Korea - like its flag and the rose of Sharon tree - can never be displayed or mentioned in public. When the emperor of Japan decrees that all Koreans must take Japanese names, Sun-hee and Tae-yul become Keoko and Nobuo. But as World War II explodes all around them, Sun-hee and Tae-yul wage their own war to stay true to their family, their country, and themselves.
©2002 Linda Sue Park (P)2003 Recorded Books
i love the historical references that give you good timelines of when evemts take place. checkpoints so you know how much time has passed and even culture benchmarks that tell of how life was and what norms were common. i will absolutely read again.
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