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The Resource Banned book club, writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju

Banned book club, writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju

Label
Banned book club
Title
Banned book club
Statement of responsibility
writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 far from the drudgery she was promised at her family's restaurant. But literature class would prove to be just the start of a massive turning point, still focused on reading but with life-or-death stakes she never could have imagined. This was during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. In this charged political climate, with Molotov cocktails flying and fellow students disappearing for hours and returning with bruises, Hyun Sook sought refuge in the comfort of books. When the handsome young editor of the school newspaper invited her to his reading group, she expected to pop into the cafeteria to talk about Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Scarlet Letter. Instead she found herself hiding in a basement as the youngest member of an underground banned book club
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kim, Hyun Sook
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adolescent
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Estrada, Ryan
  • Ko, Hyung-Ju
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kim, Hyun Sook
  • Kim, Hyun Sook
  • Women college students
  • Student protesters
  • Prohibited books
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Women college students
  • Student protesters
  • Prohibited books
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Banned book club, writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Strange and amazing"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251488566
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
198 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781945820427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Label
Banned book club, writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Strange and amazing"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251488566
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
198 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781945820427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations

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