A Piece of Home was written by Jeri Watts and illustrated by Hyeon Yum. It was published by Candlewick Press in 2016.
The jacket copy says this picture book is about adjusting and starting over. I can see that. But it is also about diversity and kindness.
Hee Jun and his family move from Korea to West Virginia in the U.S. The story follows the children and their Grandmother as they slowly learn a new language, make friends and find ways to fit into a new culture.
It’s a sweet story with an unexpected vehicle that enables the children and Grandmother to move from loneliness and sadness to happiness in their new world.
A story that might help “new” children find their way to adjusting to new surroundings, too.
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