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Unidentified suburban object

Author: Mike Jung
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Jung
ISBN: 0545782279 9780545782272 9781536404470 1536404470 9781643109367 1643109367
OCLC Number: 961310043
Awards: Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List 2017-18.
Description: 265 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Mike Jung.

Abstract:

Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.

The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to HEAR it. Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who's Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. She's had it with people thinking that everything she does well - getting good grades, winning first chair in the orchestra, etCETera - is because she's ASIAN. Of course, her own parents don't want to have anything to DO with their Korean background. Any time Chloe asks them a question they change the subject. They seem perfectly happy to be the only Asian family in town. It's only when Chloe's with her best friend, Shelley, that she doesn't feel like a total alien. Then a new teacher comes to town: Ms. Lee. She's Korean American, and for the first time Chloe has a person to talk to who seems to understand completely. For Ms. Lee's class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history. But when she unearths is light-years away from what she expected. Unidentified Suburban Object is about finding out who you really are, knowing who your friends really are, and discovering what it is that makes us human. -- from back cover.

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