Yoon and the Christmas Mitten by Helen Recorvits

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In My Name Is Yoon, Yoon's parents encouraged her to write her name in English instead of Korean. Now it's Yoon's turn to teach her parents about something she's learned in America. When Yoon's teacher lends her a book about Santa Claus, Yoon can't wait to show it to her parents. To Yoon's disappointment, though, her mother responds, "We are not a Christmas family." As Christmas Eve approaches, Yoon learns more and more about this exciting holiday. But no matter how hard she tries to convince her parents to sing Christmas songs or put up Christmas stockings, they always say no. A determined Yoon soon realizes that she must use her own "Shining Wisdom" to persuade her parents that they can indeed be a Christmas family.
 
Distinctive and glowing pictures with brushstrokes echoing Renoir accompany this charming story that rings true and reaches deep.
 

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HELEN RECORVITS and GABI SWIATKOWSKA collaborated on My Name Is Yoon, which was an ALA Notable Book. Helen Recorvits is the author of two books for older readers and lives in North Scituate, Rhode Island. Gabi Swiatkowska, who received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for My Name Is Yoon, is also the illustrator of Summertime Waltz by Nina Payne. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published October 31, 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In their second collaboration about a Korean-American girl named Yoon, this team continues to explore the sensitive little girl's adjustment to living in the U.S. When Yoon learns about "Mr. Santa Claus" and hanging up stockings on Christmas Eve, she wants to have those traditions at her house, too.

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