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I'm Ok


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I'm Ok

by
Patti Kim

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum
ISBN
9781534419292

Awards and Honors
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honoree - 2020
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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Ok Lee knows it’s his responsibility to help pay the bills. With his father gone and his mother working three jobs and still barely making ends meet, there’s really no other choice. If only he could win the cash prize at the school talent contest! But he can’t sing or dance, and has no magic up his sleeves, so he tries the next best thing: a hair braiding business.
It’s too bad the girls at school can’t pay him much, and he’s being befriended against his will by Mickey McDonald, the unusual girl with a larger-than-life personality. Who needs friends? They’d only distract from his mission, and Ok believes life is better on his own. Then there’s Asa Banks, the most popular boy in their grade, who’s got it out for Ok.
But when the pushy deacon at their Korean church starts wooing Ok’s mom, it’s the last straw. Ok has to come up with an exit strategy—fast.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.4: points 8

Lexile

670L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

14

JLG Release

Feb 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Mothers and sons. Korean Americans. Loss (psychology). Moneymaking projects. Single-parent families. Illiteracy. Roller skating. Hair braiding. Schools. Talent shows. Friendship. Runaways.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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