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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 741.5 KIM

Shin, JiSang

Summary: Kum-ji's secret--that she is really a fan of the band DDL--is discovered by a fellow member of the fan club of rival band Yo-i. In comic book format.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ice Kunion 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 CHO

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

Cho, Tina

Summary: Korean Celebrations takes young readers on an exciting exploration of Korea's colorful festivals and family celebrations--wonderful days that are filled with exciting activities and delicious foods. This book allows children to experience Korean culture firsthand by involving them in games, crafts, foods and other activities like the following: Preparing and enjoying delicious songpeyon--sweet...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Publishing 2019

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Harden, Blaine

Summary: "The story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG-15 into American hands"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 951.9 HAR

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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Tudor, Daniel

Summary: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 TUD

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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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

Kim, Eunsun

Summary: "Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 KIM, EUNSUN Kim

Kim, Eunsun

Summary: "Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KIM, EUNSUN KIM

Lee, Sungju.

Summary: "Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 LEE

Shin, JiSang.

Summary: Kum-Ji may have started following Yo-I to get close to her favorite boy band, DDL, but it's E-Wan of Yo-I that she can't get out of her head! With E-soh's confession still heavy on her heart, a confused Kum-Ji joins her fellow fan girls in strategizing for the next tour. But Barbie, the fanclub president, has other ideas. When a surprise attack leaves Kum-Ji bruised and beaten, it's E-Soh who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 CHO

Shin, JiSang.

Summary: With her confession rejected by E-Wan of Yo-I, Kum-Ji is driven to despair. But with DDL's tour starting up again, she at least has something to get her mind off of her hurting heart. But when E-Wan is suddenly hospitalized, she must draw up the courage to visit him. And who's there to back her up but E-Soh? Just when it seems that E-Wan can never be as nice as E-Soh, he has a change of heart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 CHO

Summary: Set in the late 1920s, the story follows a cat-and-mouse game between a group of resistance fighters who want to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and the Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is torn between his duty as an officer and his instinct to support the greater cause.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

Jeppesen, Travis

Summary: "In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic capital city in the Kim Jong Un Era. Anchored by the experience of his five trips to North Korea and his interactions with citizens...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 JEP

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

Lee, Hyeonseo

Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back". The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Collins 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEE, HYEONSEO LEE

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...

Format: text

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

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

Summary: Following a strict routine, which involved several hours of daily workouts and gymnastic instruction, two young girls practice through exhaustion for the 2003 Mass Games, the world's largest choreographed performance. This spectacle, which takes place twice a day for 20 days, is a mass celebration of nationalism, athleticism and ideological unity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2006

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

Fischer, Paul

Summary: "A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, [this book] offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.4 FIS

Holman, Sheri.

Summary: In a series of messages placed in her grandmother's ancestral jar, a seventh century princess and future ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla vents her frustration at not being permitted to study astronomy because she is a girl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC HOL

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