A Step From Heaven

A Step From Heaven

eBook - 2016
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From master storyteller An Na comes the Printz Award?winning novel about a Korean girl who tells her firsthand account of trying to find her place and identity in America from the day she leaves Korea as a child to her rocky journey through the teenage years. At age four, Young Ju moves with her parents from Korea to Southern California. She has always imagined America would be like heaven: easy, blissful, and full of riches. But when her family arrives, she finds it to be the opposite. With a stubborn language barrier and cultural dissimilarities, not only is it impossible to make friends, but even her family's internal bonds are wavering. Her parents' finances are strained, yet her father's stomach is full of booze. As Young Ju's once solid and reliable family starts tearing apart, her younger brother begins to gain more freedom and respect simply because of his gender. Young Ju begins to lose all hope in the dream she once held?the heaven she longs for. Even as she begins to finally fit in, a cataclysmic family event will change her idea of heaven forever. But it also helps her to recognize the strength she holds, and envision the future she desires, and deserves.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781481442374
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 19, 2012

Great book. Everyone should read it.


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Jun 20, 2017

indigo_magpie_20 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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