RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 772099547 LA English T1 Black flower A1 Kim, Young-ha,, La Shure, Charles., PB Houghton Mifflin Harcourt PP Boston, Mass. YR 2012 SN 9780547691138 0547691130 AB A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world, Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history. In 1904, as the Russo-Japanese War deepened, Asia was parceled out to rising powers and the Korean empire was annexed by Japan. Facing war and the loss of their nation, more than a thousand Koreans left their homes to seek possibility elsewhere-- in unknown Mexico. They disembark with the promise of land, but soon they discover the truth: they have been sold into indentured servitude. A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world, based on a little-known moment in history.