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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...

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

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2020

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

Yoon, David

Summary: High school senior Frank Li is caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance: 'Date Korean. But Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful-- and white. Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. It...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2019

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

Frederick, Jen

Summary: "From USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick comes a heart-wrenching yet hopeful romance that shows that the price of belonging is often steeper than expected. As a Korean adoptee, Hara Wilson doesn't need anyone telling her she looks different from her white parents. She knows. Every time Hara looks in the mirror, she's reminded that she doesn't look like anyone else in her family-not her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jove 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRE

Cho, Kat

Summary: Instead of going to prom, Elena Soo wants to spend her time saving the local community center. She is determined to keep her priorities straight even when her childhood best friend Robbie Choi, who is now a K-pop superstar, returns to make good on their old pact to go to prom together. But Robbie is nothing like the sweet, goofy boy she remembers-- and he comes with hordes of screaming fans,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2022

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

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...

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

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Ireland, Meredith

Summary: When Korean American Jasmine Yap's long-time boyfriend, Paul, is caught cheating on her, her giant, overprotective family secretly arranges to use her graduation party to introduce her to Orlando's most eligible men.

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

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

Choi, Mary H. K.

Summary: Jayne and June are nothing alike. Their family moved from Seoul to San Antonio and finally New York. The sisters don't want anything to do with each other... until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only one who can help her. Now, flung together by sickness, bound by family secrets, they learn more about themselves and each other than they may be willing to confront. -- adapted from jacket

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

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

Kim, Aram

Summary: "Yoomi hates stinky spicy kimchi--until Grandma makes kimchi pancakes for her!"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIM

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIM

Lee, Lyla

Summary: It's time to pick a class president, and Mindy really wants to win, and she's basing her entire campaign on snacks and being kind, so how could she not be chosen? But there is one big thing that Mindy is not sure she can do--make a speech to her class about why she would be the best pick for president. Can Mindy face her fears and show the class, and herself, that she can be the best class...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC LEE

Suk, Sarah

Summary: "Two entrepreneurial Korean-American teens butt heads-and fall in love-while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school"--

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

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

Kim, Graci

Summary: Riley Oh ventures into the Spiritrealm, where she hopes to convince Saint Heo Jun to become the new patron god of the Gom clan and restore their healing powers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion 2022

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Lee, Lyla

Summary: It's time to pick a class president, and Mindy really wants to win--and she's basing her entire campaign on snacks and being kind, so how could she NOT be chosen? But here is one big thing that Mindy is not sure she can do--make a speech to her class about why she would be the best pick for president. Can Mindy face her fears and show the class--and herself--that she can be the best class...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2020

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE LEE

Cha, Steph.

Summary: In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Lee, Lyla

Summary: All Mindy Kim has ever wanted is a puppy of her very own. After all, having all the toy dog plushies in the world isn't quite the same thing as a real one! She wants a dog to take on walks, teach tricks, and cuddle with. She knows she has what it takes to be the perfect pet owner, and she thinks a dog would be a perfect gift for her upcoming birthday. But her dad isn't so sure she's ready for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2020

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE LEE

Lee, Lyla

Summary: It's Mindy Kim's birthday, and she's having the best day ever. Not only is she having a fun party with her friends, but she's also getting the most perfect present from her dad: a puppy. But Mindy quickly finds out that cute, cuddly little Theodore is a lot more work than she thought. With some extra love (and some tasty treats), Mindy is on a mission to help the newest member of the Kim family...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LEE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2020

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

Lee, Lyla

Summary: "As an avid watcher of K-dramas, Hana knows all the tropes to avoid when she finally lands a starring role in a buzzy new drama. And she can totally handle her fake co-star boyfriend, heartthrob Bryan Yoon, who might be falling in love with her. After all, she promised the TV producers a contract romance, and that's all they're going to get from her. But when showrunners bring on a new lead...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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Goo, Maurene

Summary: Told from two viewpoints, teens Lucky, a very famous K-pop star, and Jack, a part-time paparazzo who is trying to find himself, fall for each other against the odds through the course of one stolen day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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

Lee, Jenny

Summary: Told from multiple viewpoints, while seventeen-year-old Anna K seems above the typical problems of her Manhattan friends and siblings, finding love with a notorious playboy changes everything.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: YA Fiction Lee 2020

Lim, Hope

Summary: When a young boy and his mother travel to her childhood home in Korea, the town is not as he imagined until he visits the river where she used to play and sees that the spirit and happiness of those days remain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LIM

Lee, Chang-rae

Summary: Korean born June Han has forged a life thousands of miles from her birthplace: she has built a business in New York, survived a husband, borne a child. But her past holds more secrets than she has ever been able to tell, and thirty years after her escape from war-ravaged Korea, the time has come for her to confront them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

Chee, Alexander

Summary: Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence. But when Peter...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC CHE

Park, Suzanne

Summary: Told in two voices, Nate Jae-Woo Kim and Kate Anderson team up in a survivalist competition hoping the prize money will help his proud Korean family and enable her to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2020

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

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