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The Name Jar
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Random House Children's Books 2013
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.1 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 590L
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Description
A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.
Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own. 
From acclaimed creator Yangsook Choi comes the bestselling classic about finding the courage to be yourself and being proud of your background.
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Street Date:
10/30/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307793447
ASIN:
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Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.1, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
590
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APA Citation (style guide)

Yangsook Choi. (2013). The Name Jar. Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Yangsook Choi. 2013. The Name Jar. Random House Children's Books.

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Yangsook Choi, The Name Jar. Random House Children's Books, 2013.

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Yangsook Choi. The Name Jar. Random House Children's Books, 2013. Web.

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A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.
Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own. 
From acclaimed creator Yangsook Choi comes the bestselling classic about finding the courage to be yourself and being proud of your background.
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      • content: cutipup200511 - One day in Unhei got out of a plane with her mom,dad,and her grandma it was her first day in America and everything was different she wouldn't be going to her old school anymore she would have to go to a new school , she wouldn't be with her old friends anymore she would have to make new friends and that was not going to be easy, and she would have to get used to a new life in America but that was going to be hard for her to because she was uses to the life she had in Korea so before she left her grandmother stopped her and said Unhei I am going to give you a stamp and a inkpad the stamp has your name carved into it so you can remember me because her grandmother was not staying in America with them she was getting back on a plane and going back to Korea but when her grandmother left her mom dad and her went to their new house when they got there they settled into the house and ate dinner. The next day it was Unhei's first day at her new school when she got on the bus kids started asking her was she new and she said yes so then they asked her what her name was then she said Unhei and they all tried as hard as they could to say it but the couldn't but finally they were at the school she got off the bus some of they other kids were yelling "bye Unhei" but they still said it wrong and she didn't like how people pronounced her named because they could not do it right. when she got in the school she found her teacher standing outside the door to her classroom so when the teacher spotted her he said come on in this is your lucky day so she went in and saw many kids she did not now all staring at her so the teacher welcomed her into the classroom and asked her what her name was and to tell the rest of the class but when he said tell the class your name she remembered what happened on the bus and she said I don't have a name and they asked why she said because she hadn't chose one yet so one little girl said "I have an idea we can help her find a new name I can bring a jar and we can fill it with names we cam think of." So the next day the little girl that had the idea of finding a new name for Unhei brought a jar with names already for Unhei to pick a name she went through a few name but she did not like any of the name so she pushed the jar aside.so se could work for a while. The next day when she got back to school the name jar was not on her desk so the class helped her search for it but they could not find it. So when she got home she asked her mom if she could have a new name like Jessica because all the other kids in her class didn't know how to pronounce her name but her mom said " you have a beautiful name and I think you should keep it" But Unhei didn't want her name she didn't like her name.
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Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own. 
From acclaimed creator Yangsook Choi comes the bestselling classic about finding the courage to be yourself and being proud of your background.
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