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A Step From Heaven (original 2001; edition 2003)

by An Na

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Title:A Step From Heaven
Authors:An Na
Info:Speak (2003), Paperback, 160 pages
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A Step From Heaven by An Na (2001)

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    Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: A beautiful realistic fiction novel about a young girl growing up to be hardened young women and the hardships, trials and tribulations she overcomes in the process.
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    Blue Jasmine by Kashmira Sheth (meggyweg)
    meggyweg: Both stories of young girls and immigration: Blue Jasmine's protagonist is from India, and A Step From Heaven's protagonist comes from South Korea.
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    Children of the River by Linda Crew (meggyweg)
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When Young Ju is 4 yrs. old, her family left Korea to settle in the U.S. As years pass, and Young Ju grows into a teenager, she struggles to keep her Korean life separate from her American life while her younger brother, born in the U.S., doesn't feel any allegiances at all to the Korean part of his life. Along with struggling with the language, customs, and fitting in, Young Ju's abusive father creates walls of pressure for the family. Sometimes Young Ju wishes she could float away towards the real heaven she thought America would be for her, instead of this new life which is supposed to be just a step away from it. ( )
  ShouldIReadIt | Sep 26, 2014 |
Story of the struggles of a Korean immigrant family in America
  butterkidsmom | Jan 18, 2014 |
This is a wonderful story about modern immigration. My class had a great deal of fun discussing and dissecting this book. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 9, 2012 |
RGG: Korean girl's difficult youth growing up in America with an increasingly abusive father. Subject matter, rather than difficulty of reading, makes it YA, not 9-12. An Na considers The House on Mango Street a narrative model for her book.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 4, 2012 |
RGG: Korean girl's difficult youth growing up in America with an increasingly abusive father. Subject matter, rather than difficulty of reading, makes it YA, not 9-12. An Na considers The House on Mango Street a narrative model for her book.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 4, 2012 |
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A Korean American girl tells of her acculturation into American life from the day she leaves Korea as a child to adulthood.

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A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.

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