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Cooper's Lesson

Cooper s Lesson When Cooper a biracial Korean American boy feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr Lee s grocery his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude

  • Title: Cooper's Lesson
  • Author: Sun Yung Shin
  • ISBN: 9780892391936
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Cooper, a biracial Korean American boy, feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr Lee s grocery, his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude.

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      Posted by:Sun Yung Shin
      Published :2018-08-18T05:25:34+00:00

    1 thought on “Cooper's Lesson

    1. Cooper struggles with being "half and half" until a moment in Mr. Lee's store changes everything. Too wordy for younger than, say, second grade, but way cool to have the words written once in English and once in Korean.

    2. Cooper lives between two worlds, half-Korean and half-American. When his mother sends him to the Korean grocery to pick up some ginger for dinner and Cooper feels like the shop owner is laughing at him, Cooper makes a poor choice. Over the course of the next week, Cooper works with Mr. Lee to learn some very important lessons about making amends, judging others, growing up, and about bridging different worlds. Illustrated by Kim Cogan. (Genre: Realistic fiction picture book. Ages 5-9)

    3. I fully agree with another reviewer on all of her points. My daughter is almost five and a half and this was definitely too wordy for her. She grew bored quickly and there was no pulling her back, no matter how hard I tried. The fact that the story is told in both English and Korean is the best aspect of the book. I enjoyed showing Julia this and showing her how someone else could pick this up and read those characters over there and they're going to be reading the very same story we're reading. [...]

    4. This is a bilingual book, written in both English and Korean. This would be a good book for any student who is mixed race, or struggling with identifying with a culture. Cooper finds it hard to say he is Korean when he feels he can't fluently speak Korean. This book also includes an authors note about her own struggles with identifying as Korean and American and the challenges she faced in school.

    5. This book is about a boy who is struggling to find his identity. He is of Korean decent, but does not speak fluent Korean. He over comes his annoyance of the grocery store owner despite the fact he only speaks Korean to become friends. This story is a little wordy for the youngest elementary grades but starting in 3rd grade could be appropriate especially in a read aloud. This book would be very good for students who are 1st or 2nd generation immigrants.

    6. A great story for any child, but particularly relevant to children from multiple backgrounds, who are trying to work out who they are and where they fit in. Cooper is struggling with being both Korean and White American. Part of the answer lies in embracing the Korean language.

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