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A Busy Day at Mr. Kang's Grocery Store  by Alice Flanagan    Full of photographs; describes Mr. Kang's daily work at his grocery store.


A Family in South Korea  by Lerner Publications    Describes the busy life of Chun Yung Mee who lives with her family in a village in the Republic of Korea. Includes color photos on each page.


A Kid's Guide to Asian-American History  by Valerie Petrillo    More than 70 activities including eleven based in Korean culture.


A Tiger by the Tale and Other Stories from the Heart of Korea  retold by Lindy Soom Curry    Folktales with tips from a professional storyteller on developing one's own storytelling style. Ages 9+.


Adopted and Loved Forever  by Annetta E. Dellinger   This Concordia-published book features an Asian girl who describes what it means to be adopted. Emphasizes that parents of adopted children chose them, love them, and will never leave them. Includes several scriptural references.


Adopted and Wondering: Drawing Out Feelings  by Marge Eaton Heegaard   


Adoption is For Always  by Linda Walvoord Girard   Parents reassure Celia that she is a permanent part of their family. Black and white sketches.


Advice for Adopted Kids  by Ann Fredkove   Written by a nine-year-old Korean-American girl, this is her story of what it is like to be adopted . . . including advice.


Aekyung's Dream  by Min Paek    A girl (whose family recently emigrated from Korea) is able to adjust to her new life after learning of the dream of a Korean cultural figure.


All About Korea  by Ann Martin Bowler   Stories, songs, crafts, and more.


All about Me  by Lynn Burwash and Cie McMullin    Provides opportunities for parents and young children to have frank, meaningful discussions about adoption...kids can participate by drawing and/ or filling in the blanks using their own washable crayons and markers.


Allison  by Allen Say   A red kimono triggers realization that Allison does not look like her parents. She is upset but works through her feelings with the help of a stray cat.


Babies Can't Eat Kimchee!  by Nancy Patz and Susan L. Roth    Story of a girl impatient for her baby sister to grow a little bigger.


Bee-Bim Bop!  by Linda Sue Park    A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.


Beginnings: How Families Came to Be  by Virginia Kroll    Tells story of six children and how they came to join their families - including an adopted Korean girl.


Behind the Mask  by Yangsook Choi    A Korean-American boy goes through a trunk of his grandfather's things in search of a good Halloween costume idea, uncovering a valuable piece of family and cultural history.


Blessings From Above  by Patti Henderson    Momma-Roo longs for a baby to fill her empty pouch. Her dream comes true, but not in the way she expects...written by adoptive mom and illustrated by adoptee with a Christian perspective.


Can You Count Ten Toes? Count to 10 in 10 Different Languages  by Leslie Evans    This cute children's book teaches children how to count to 10 in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, Hindi, Hebrew, Zulu, Russian, French and Spanish.


Carolyn's Story  by Perry Schwartz   True story of nine-year-old girl born in Honduras and then adopted by US parents. Written in her voice with lots of photos.


Chi-Hoon - A Korean Girl  by Patricia McMahon    Story and photos of daily life for an elementary-age-girl who lives with her family in Korea.