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Oh, Axie

Summary: Cello prodigy Jenny's goal is to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets Jaewoo in her uncle's Los Angeles karaoke bar, it's clear he is the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. In a moment of spontaneity she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure-- before he disappears without a word. Three months later, when Jenny...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Kim, Hyun Sook

Summary: "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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Iron Circus Comics 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 KIM

Summary: A high school teacher whose wife is about to give birth finds himself tangled in temptation and obsession when a student falls for him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DMR 2014

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Lee, Stephan

Summary: "In the sequel to K-Pop Confidential, Candace is a Rookie idol. Her life is suddenly filled with the fans, cameras, and glamor of stardom: She and her boyfriend, YoungBae, are a K-Pop power couple; she's a walking icon at Brandt Foreign School; and her new girl group, known simply as THE GIRLS, is poised to break records across the industry. With her status as the industry's K-Pop Warrior, she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LEE

Contents: Moon watching / Shin Joong Hyun -- Please don't bother me anymore / Golden Grapes -- The man who must leave / Kim Sun -- The Sun / Kim Jung Mi -- I don't like / Lee Jung Hwa -- Please wait / Jang Hyun -- Spring rain / Park In Soo -- Tomorrow / Lee Jung Hwa -- "J" blues 72 / Shin Joong Hyun -- Pushing through the fog / Jang Hyun -- I've got nothing to say / Shin Joong Hyun -- Why that person? /...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Light in the Attic Records 2011

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/ASIAN HYU

Cha, Frances

Summary: "Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a 'room salon', an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client may come to threaten her livelihood. Her roommate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Summary: In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF HOS

Blevins, Wiley

Summary: The east Asian nation of South Korea is a land of gorgeous natural landscapes, with green forests, towering mountains, and ocean beaches. It is also a land of sprawling, modern cities. Readers will meet up with Wook-jin and Yu-na, their local guides, as they explore everything South Korea has to offer. They ll learn about the country s history, culture, typical lifestyles, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 951.95 BLE

Smith, Niki

Summary: There are few who have made a mark on 2018 quite like BTS, the seven member Korean K-Pop group that is singlehandedly reviving the Age of the Boyband with their electric tracks, explosive dance routines and unnervingly perfect hair. BTS may have been catapulted to international acclaim this year, but there's still a whole world of facts and stories from the six years it took for them to become...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pillr Box Red Publishing Ltd. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 782.42 SMI

Young, Alexandra Leigh

Summary: Every Friday after school, dressed in their South Korean prep-school uniforms Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong, brave a dank, basement-level stairwell full of graffiti, and slip into a noreabang. Back in San Francisco, when she still had friends and earthly possessions, Alice took regular singing lessons. But since their diplomat mom moved them to Seoul, she pours...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC YOU

Summary: Examines the work of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who accepts into his family infants placed anonymously in the "baby box" at the front of his church in Seoul, South Korea.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbella Studios 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Dr

Lee, Stephan

Summary: "Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she's been playing the role of the quiet Korean girl who takes all AP classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her dreams of stardom--and her obsession with SLK, K-pop's top boyband--to herself. She doesn't see how a regular girl like her could possibly become one of those K-pop goddesses she sees on YouTube. Even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LEE

Jung, Jessica

Summary: Six years ago Korean American Rachel Kim was recruited by DB Entertainment, one of Seoul's largest K-pop labels. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don't date. Now, as the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she is strong enough to be a winner, or if she will end up crushed. When she begins to develop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JUN

Monsta X (Musical group)

Contents: Love killer -- Kalchŭng -- Thriller -- Guess who -- Nobody else -- Beastmode -- Taedong tan'gyŏl -- Night view -- Last carnival -- Sorry I'm not sorry.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Jung, Jessica

Summary: Rachel Kim is at the top of her game: Girls Forever is now the number-one K-pop group in the world, and her viral airport styling attracts the attention of fashion's biggest names. The only thing that's missing is love, but in this world, falling in love can cost you everything. When Rachel literally falls head over heels into Alex's lap on a crowded metro, she's tempted to give up her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2021

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Monsta X (Musical group)

Contents: 01. Fantasia -- 02. Flow -- 03. Zone -- 04. Chaotic -- 05. Beautiful Night -- 06. It ain't Over -- 07. Stand Up.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Day6 (Musical group)

Contents: Deep in love -- Sweet chaos -- Emergency -- Rescue me -- 365247 -- About now -- Ouch -- Not fine -- Stop talking -- Not mine -- Like a flowing wind.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK DAY

Hong, Y. Euny

Summary: "The Korean sixth sense for winning friends and influencing people, nunchi (pronounced noon-chee) can help you connect with others so you can succeed in everything from business to love. The Power of Nunchi will show you how. If you're thinking, 'Not another Eastern fad: Marie Kondo already made me throw away half my clothes,' don't worry--it's not a fad. Koreans have been using nunchi for more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.0951 HON

Summary: Eun-yi's presence attracts the amorous attentions of Hoon, the master of the house, and he begins an affair with her. Igniting the jealousy of an older maid who knows many family secrets, Eun-yi quickly finds herself in the center of a familial power struggle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HOU

Lee, Jid

Summary: Presents a personal account of the author's life inspired by Korean mythology and set against a backdrop of the nation's turbulent history, tracing five generations of her family while sharing her views on such topics as Japanese colonialism, the Korean War, and Cold War-era pogroms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.9 LEE

Summary: One of Hong Sangsoo's most delightful comic mysteries is now available in the I.S. When painter Yougsoo learns that his girlfriend, Minjung, was recently seen having drinks with another man, he can't help but question her about it. It doesn't go well and they part on bad terms. The next day, Youngsoo tries to find her, but can't. As he wanders and frets, Minjung has a series of encounters with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN YOU

Shin, Kyung-sook

Summary: "Homesick and alone, a teen-aged girl arrives in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is too impoverished to keep sending her to school, so she works long days on a stereo-assembly line, struggling through night school every evening in order to achieve her dream of becoming a writer"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC SHI

Contents: Intro: calling (1:24) -- Stay gold (4:03) -- Boy with luv (3:51) -- Make it right (3:45) -- Dionysus (4:08) -- Idol (3:42) -- Airplane pt.2 (3:40) -- Fake love (4:03) -- Black swan (3:18) -- On (4:08) -- Lights (4:52) -- Your eyes tell (4:05) -- Outro: the journey (1:16).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hip-O 2020

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK BTS

Lee, Julayne

Summary: A provocative and furious book about race, culture, identity and what it means to be an inter-country adoptee in America. Julayne Lee was born in South Korea to a mother she never knew. When she was an infant, she was adopted by a white Christian family in Minnesota, where she was sent to grow up. Not My White Savior is a memoir in poems, exploring what it is to be a transracial and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vireo Book/Rare Bird Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 811 LEE

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