DIVerse Families
 
Goyangi Means Cat

Title

Goyangi Means Cat

Illustrator

Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher

Publisher

Viking Childrens Books

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780670011797

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

An understanding cat helps a young Korean girl adjust to her new home in America.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

HL700L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Language barrier; Interracial; Bicultural; adopted child; international adoption; different languages; learning a new language; interracial family; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Korean / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012 Ages 5 to 9
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2011
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2011

Keywords

cats; run away; Korea; English; Korean; new family; homesick

Diversity Impact

direct

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