Good-Bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong by Frances Park

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A beautiful picture book with a reassuring message and multicultural appeal. Jangmi, a young Korean girl, can't bear the thought of leaving her home at 382 Shin Dang Dong and moving to America. This sensitive story follows Jangmi as she gradually adjusts to her new neighborhood in Massachusetts, meets a young friend and begins to fell comfortable once again.
 

About Frances Park

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Frances Park and Ginger Park are sisters who were born in the United States to Korean immigrants. They have co-authored three other children's books focusing on Korea and Korean Americans, including My Freedom Trip, an IRA Children's Book Award winner. Goodbye, 382 Shin Dang Dong is based on the experience of their older sister.
 
Published October 1, 2002 by National Geographic Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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However, before long, Mike and his grandmother hatch a plan that not only reinvents the business, but also helps her to connect with the past while forging a new identity in America.

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As Jangmi arranges her “lovely things” in her own room, all of the neighbors arrive with “plates of curious food” and “something called casseroles.” Jangmi meets a girl called Mary who asks what kind of food Jangmi eats in Korea.

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The book nimbly charts the common anxieties of a child moving to a new place, from worries about making friends to the strangeness of new surroundings.

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