I'm Ok

By: Patti Kim

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.

ISBN: 9781534419292

JLG Release: Feb 2019


Series: I'm Ok
Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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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Awards & Honors

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honoree - 2020

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, School Library Journal

Book Details

ISBN

9781534419292

First Release

February 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

288

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.4; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 670L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Atheneum

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

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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