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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM This December I want to, literally, take you to a different world of words — more specifically a world of words in South Korea. Lately, Korean picture books have gotten worldwide attention due to their noticeable growth and uniqueness in styles. (From now on […]

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    By Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque December is not only the last month of the calendar year, but it also holds a special significance for academia as it marks the end of yet another semester. Most importantly, though, December is a time for reflecting upon the past year’s events and for valuing […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Korea’s traditional beauty is mirrored in its architectures, symbols, pottery, and ancient palaces and make up most of the common “Korean” postcard faces I encountered when I visited one of the most popular and largest bookstores in Seoul, Kyobo books. I mumbled, “interesting,” and felt and […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico Last week I attended the Literacy Research Association conference. I came home empowered and inspired to reflect on, “what now?” Conference presentations titles that I perused and thought about attending all focused in some way on “voice.” For example, providing conceptual tools for educators to sensitively engage […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico Land of Enchantment! — official nickname of the state I live in: New Mexico. I recall being urged to acquire some kind of “Green Chile literacy” about the culture and history of New Mexico before even packing for Albuquerque. (Green Chile sauce was selected as the best […]

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     by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM December has always been my month to contribute to WOW Currents. In many ways, it has become a special month for me since it is at the end of the year and offers me, like everyone else, an opportunity to reflect on the past twelve […]

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     by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM In the story Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine (Whelan, 2014), the queen loves to swim. Her swimming is not without a dilemma: how does a queen swim and still maintain “propriety?” The more she thinks that she shouldn’t swim, the more she wants to swim. In […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM “Russian children’s literature and culture are obscure subjects in the West. When they come up in a conversation, even the most Russia-savvy students shrug their shoulders and produce a genuinely puzzled look on their faces “ (Balina & Rudova, 2008, p.xv,) Earlier I looked at […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Language binds the past to the present. With the advent of high-tech, wireless devices that is even more evident as people interact in new and unique ways reflecting rapid evolution in language. New words are born every day while other words slip into obscurity. In […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico & Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District This month we will discuss social meanings inherent in children’s literature, specifically addressing some recent global and national natural disasters that resulted in the heavy loss of human life as well as the destruction of homes. NCTE recently announced the […]

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    by Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM & Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson AZ “March 11th, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake takes place in Tohoku area including Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi, 231 miles northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 15.2 miles. The earthquake causes a tsunami with 30-foot waves […]

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    By Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, and Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District A couple of weeks ago, I (Yoo Kyung) celebrated a student’s cross-departmental achievement. At the dinner in honor of this achievement, the strawberry ice cream prompted those at my table to share their “favorite” things. With my reputation as a […]

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    By Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, and Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District Most of the stories of Korean-Americans and Korean immigrants are products of the ’90s and 2000s. Ae-Kyung’s Dream (1988) by Min Paek is the only picture book of a Korean immigrant child’s story published in the 1980s. Picture books and […]

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    By Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District, and Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico This week we discuss newly published children’s literature in the U.S. about Japanese and Japanese-American people in global contexts. Three patterns emerge when we consider the new trends in transnational Japanese children’s books: 1) little-known historical events between Japan and […]

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    By Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, and Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District This week, we discuss new patterns in portraying additional U.S. Asian groups in books by new transnational authors. Like books about Korean and Japanese people and cultures, we observed new themes and perspectives that differ from previous Asian-American books in […]

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    By Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, and Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District Throughout this past month we have looked at trends in transnational Asian children’s books. Further, we have discussed new transnational authors that expand cross-cultural peer relations in books and give voice to stories beyond traditional folklore. To wrap up the […]

    The post Transnational Authors’ Cultural Backgrounds and Further Reading appeared first on Worlds of Words.


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    This August, Michele Ebersole and Yoo Kyung Sung give their take on “Rethinking conceptual otherness in history: Exploring untold histories in the U.S. and global communities.” They begin the discussion with the book A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. In the coming weeks, they also consider Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxua, Gaijin: […]

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  • 08/09/17--05:55: MTYT: Bronze and Sunflower
  • This August, Michele Ebersole and Yoo Kyung Sung give their takes on “Rethinking conceptual otherness in history: Exploring untold histories in the U.S. and global communities.” They begin the discussion with A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. This week they consider Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxua. In the coming weeks, they will […]

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  • 08/16/17--10:35: MTYT: Gaijin
  • Continuing the conversation around “Rethinking conceptual otherness in history: Exploring untold histories in the U.S. and global communities,” Michele Ebersole and Yoo Kyung Sung give their takes on Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner. They began the discussion with A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice and Bronze and Sunflower by Cao […]

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