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Banned Book Club



by
Kim Hyun Sook ,Ryan Estrada
illustrated by
Ko Hyung-Ju

Edition
Paperback
Publisher
Iron Circus Comics
Imprint
Iron Circus Comics
ISBN
9781945820427
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion; Violence: Torture
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When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983, she was ready for her world to open up. After acing her exams and sort-of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was promised at her family’s restaurant. But literature class would prove to be just the start of a massive turning point, still focused on reading but with life-or-death stakes she never could have imagined.

This was during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. In this charged political climate, with Molotov cocktails flying and fellow students disappearing for hours and returning with bruises, Hyun Sook sought refuge in the comfort of books. When the handsome young editor of the school newspaper invited her to his reading group, she expected to pop into the cafeteria to talk about Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Scarlet Letter. Instead, she found herself hiding in a basement as the youngest member of an underground banned book club. And as Hyun Sook soon discovered, in a totalitarian regime, the delights of discovering great works of illicit literature are quickly overshadowed by fear and violence as the walls close in.Black-and-white illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion; Violence: Torture

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

192

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2020

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography; Graphic Novels

Topics

Fifth Republic of South Korea (1981–1987). Book banning. Censorship. University students. Love. Protests. Revolution. Dictatorships.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Praise & Reviews

Grades 9 & Up
Graphic Novels High Plus
For Grades 9 & Up

Book-length narratives presented in comic book style, graphic novels foster both visual and verbal comprehension skills while exposing readers to interesting dialogue and satire, as well as affirming diversity.

These unique books, some of them only published in softcover, are ideal for attracting reluctant readers and introducing them to literature they might not encounter otherwise. You may find that the 12 books in this category will turn your reluctant readers into eager readers.

14 books per Year
$249.90 per Year
Interests
Diversity,Fiction,High Interest/Reluctant Reader,Nonfiction,Struggling Readers,Novels
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