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Author: Hyun Sook Kim; Ryan Estrada; Hyung-Ju Ko
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Iron Circus Comics, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The autobiography of a South Korean woman's student days under an authoritarian regime, and how she defied state censorship. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction comics
Biographies
Autobiographical comics
Young adult literature
History
Biographical comic books
Autobiographies
Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Biography
Biography Cartoons and comics
Named Person: Hyun Sook Kim; Hyun Sook Kim
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hyun Sook Kim; Ryan Estrada; Hyung-Ju Ko
ISBN: 9781945820427 194582042X
OCLC Number: 1083226030
Notes: "Strange and amazing."
Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju.

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The gripping true story of a South Korean woman's student days under an authoritarian regime in the early 1980s, and how she defied state censorship through the rebellion of reading.  Read more...

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