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Unidentified Suburban Object

Unidentified Suburban Object

by Mike Jung
The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to get an earful! Chloe has 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, from getting good grades to winning first chair in the orchestra, is just because she's Asian.

Chloe's parents don't want to have anything to do with their Korean background. Anytime Chloe asks them a question about it, they change the subject. They seem perfectly happy to be the only Asian family in town. It's only when Chloe is with her best friend, Shelly, 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. In Ms. Lee's class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history. But what she unearths is light-years away from what she expected.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
830L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Mike Jung Mike Jung is an active blogger, parent, and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and lives in Oakland, CA. His first novel is "Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities."

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