Kevin, a middle schooler or a little younger, is a Korean American boy bored with just about everything, and has an ambivalent relationship with his math-genius father. By magic, the legendary Korean archer, Koh Chu-mong, from ancient Korean history (Koguryo period) appears in his room. In their quest to return Koh to his time and place, Kevin learns important lessons that will bring discipline and interest back into the everyday chores of school, and establish a new and exciting connection with his Korean heritage, and his father. (Young Adult)
Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea, by Keith Pratt
Published in 2006, this history of Korea provides a broad perspective on the traditions, culture, ancient foundations and recent divide of the peninsula.
Korean Folk and Fairy Tales, Suzanne Crowder Han
A representative sampling of Korean storieswhich have been passed down from generation to generation through spoken and written traditions.
Postwar Korean Short Stories: An Anthology, edited and translated by Chong-un Kim
This collection of 17 short stories by Korean writers covers the nihilism, inhumanity and hopelessness that marked the decade during and after the divisive Korean War.
Home Was the Land of the Morning Calm by K. Connie Kang
A historical memoir covering the end of the Japanese Occupation of Korea until the present, through the eyes of a Korean American reporter from a wealthy family.
Among the Flowering Reeds: Classic Korean Poetry Written in Chinese by Jong-gil Kim
This translation does fine justice to the subtlety of poetry, especially this genre that is suffused with nature as analogy, illusion and reference.
The Choi Family
“The Choi Family” is a fictionalized account of the family, whose last name is “Cho”, and the events surrounding them after the Virginia Tech massacre.
KRB Podcast: Jannie Chung, Part 2
In this week’s Korean American Story with KRB (87.7 FM), Jannie Chung, Councilwoman of Closter, NJ, shares about her brother’s tumultuous adolescence, and the turning point that made him into a monk. Don’t be surprised to find yourself laughing and crying at the same time!
Asian American International Film Festival
We are happy to announce that we are partnering with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) to promote the following programs! Please take advantage of our 25% Community Partner discount rate for any program at AAIFF (excluding Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night). Go to http://aaiff.org/2016/schedule and enter the promo code KASaaiff16 after you’ve added your desired ticket(s).
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
The accolades for this fine, epic novel are deserved. In her second novel, author Min Jin Lee follows members of a family (and many equally fascinating ancillary characters) from the Japanese Occupation era in Korea, to the Korean diaspora in Japan, up to 1989.