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Cooper's Lesson

Title

Cooper's Lesson

Authors

Sun Yung Shin

Illustrator

Kim Cogan

Publisher

Children's Book Press

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780892391936

Pages

30 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Cooper, a biracial Korean-American boy, feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr. Lee's grocery, his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial family; interracial parents

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Korean / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2004
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, 2011 Picture Book

Keywords

bilingualism; bilingual (English/Korean); Korean Americans; identity; grocery store; fitting in; heritage; shoplifting; understanding; multigenerational friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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