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The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
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The Name Jar

by Yangsook Choi

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This book is about a girl that wanted to pick an American name because her name was hard to pronounce because it is Koren she has her classmates help her and she liked some of the names but at the end, she chose to keep her name
Ages 3-7
Pierce county library
  Miah124 | Jun 9, 2019 |
Being the new kid in school is always hard to cope with- especially if you have a unique name and a different cultural background! This book explains the process in which children throw names into a jar in attempts to guess the new girls name and it makes it a fun way to get to know someone new and learn about them in a way that is unique and fun.
  Hope1993 | May 12, 2019 |
This book is great for showing cultural differences to young children. It's hard to explain sometimes, but this does a great job of doing so. It shows that even though we're not all exactly alike, we can still make friends and be accepted. ( )
  gresham13 | Apr 11, 2019 |
This book would fit a great guided reading group session because elements of story included give the guided reading group a specific purpose. Not only does this book provide a guided reading group purpose of discussing story elements, but it gives students tools to use in their own writing. For example, having a specific problem and solution in the story can allow students to recognize problem and solution not just in this book, but in other fictional texts. The problems and solutions are so concrete and recognizable in this text that it makes discussing them in guided reading groups much more easy and transferable genre to genre. ( )
  LydiaHarrison | Mar 25, 2019 |
This is a very interesting book about a girl who moved to America from Korea. She finds herself feeling alone in this new place and is embarrassed by her name since it is difficult to pronounce. Throughout the book she is deciding whether to change her name with the help of her new classmate. One classmate however show Unhei that its ok to have a unique name and helps builds her confidence. This book would be perfect to use in the classroom when your trying to teach about culture difference, kindness of fellow classmate, and friendship. This story provides with a different experience of an student who immigrated from another country and her the challenges she faced when she first arrived.
  aseebo2 | Feb 26, 2019 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440417996, Paperback)

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

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After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be.

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