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The Resource A Step from Heaven, An Na, (electronic resource)

A Step from Heaven, An Na, (electronic resource)

Label
A Step from Heaven
Title
A Step from Heaven
Statement of responsibility
An Na
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2002
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2002
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Young Adult Literature, 2004.
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2002.
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 2001
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2001
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
079753
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Na, An
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
670
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A Step from Heaven, An Na, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481442374
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
85495810-f8ca-43ce-8059-3b1d7b263417
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
A Step from Heaven, An Na, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481442374
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
85495810-f8ca-43ce-8059-3b1d7b263417
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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