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Kim Dae-Jung's "Three-Stage" Approach to Korean Unification by Kim Dae-Jung
Kim/Kimi by Hadley Irwin Story of a 16-year-old girl whose father (who died before she was born) was Japanese and whose mother is Irish. Kim often feels different from those around her but never outwardly explores her Japanese heritage until one weekend when she flies without permission to Sacramento, CA to look for her grandparents.
Kimchi: A Korean Health Food
Kongi and Potgi: A Story from Korea by Oki S. Han Written and illustrated by a Korean woman, this book for younger children tells a Korean version of the Cinderella story.
Korea by Lonely Planet Includes 110 maps and green index, plus the regular history, culture, and site details.
Korea Old and New: A History by Carter J. Eckert and others, ed
Korea: A Walk through the Land of Miracles by Simon Winchester Author sets out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea.
Korea: A Walk through the Land of Miracles by Simon Winchester This travel book has a fair amount of history in it. It is currently out of print, but you might find it at your local library.
Korea: An Illustrated History by David Rees Recognized expert on Korean history shares details of Korean nation from ancient times to 1945. B&W maps and illustrations. Ages 9+.
Korea's Cultural Roots by Dr. Jon Carter Covell Shamanistic, Buddhist, and Neo-Confucian roots are traced to show the merging of Korea's traditions into a culture that is distinctly Korean.
Korea's Golden Poems translated by C. Ko Collection of best-loved poems that can be read in English or in the original Korean, speaking of nature, emotions, work, play and home in simple language that even children will love.
Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History by Bruce Cumings Reviews indicate that Cumings is pretty straightforward and somewhat unapologetic about how his political views color his reading of historical events. Don't really know what that means, but I guess you can expect a somewhat more subjective reading of recent Korean history.
Korean Children's Day by Ruth Suyenaga Boy (adopted from Korea) takes his friend with him to the Korean Institute for classes. Very simple, straightforward story.
Korean Children's Favorite Stories by So-un Kim A collection of illustrated folk tales.
Korean Cooking by Hilaire Walden Includes pictures of each dish.
Korean Cultural Heritage by the Korean Overseas Information Service I picked this book up at a book sale...it is a "touristy" type book with lots of photos and all kinds of cultural information.
Korean Folk Tales for Children adapted by D. Vorhees and M. Mueller Set of ten bilingual volumes (can be bought individually) covering twenty timeless tales illustrated by Korean artists.
Korean Games by Frances M. Koh
Korean Holidays and Festivals by Frances M. Koh
Korean Traditional Landscape Architecture by The Korean Institue of Traditional Landscape Architecture/HollyM