Korean Storytime "The House Before Falling into the Sea"

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Time: 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Korean Storytime "The House Before Falling into the Sea"

Come join us for the Korean Storytime, as the author, Ann Suk Wang reads a Korean story about kindness, loving your neighbor and friendship.

In commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement(July 27, 1953), learn about Korean history and story of resilience and perseverance, especially for our youngest of readers and even for inter-generational storytelling between the elderly and younger generations.

* Date and Time : July 24 (Wednesday), 4PM

* Venue : Pio Pico Library (694 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005)

* Language : English

* Recommended Audience : Kids and Families

* Host/Organized by : Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Library

* Free participation for all (walk-in)

* About the Book

"The House Before Falling into the Sea" is a book about kindness and caring for our neighbors during the Korean War. It shares a message of hope and love in the midst of hardships.

Interviews and Information About The House Before Falling into the Sea:

Praise for The House Before Falling into the Sea:
*A Junior Library Guild, Gold Standard Selection Book
*Kirkus Starred Review"...a lyrical gem of a story."
* Booklist Starred Review“[A] touching narrative that focuses mainly on the children’s experiences... [A] moving picture book.”
*The Horn Book Starred Review "...contains beautiful turns of phrase and metaphors..."
*Book Riot Top 10 "This gorgeous picture book depicts a historical moment rarely, if ever, covered in picture books the Korean War with stunning illustrations and deft prose that centers on a young girl’s experience... Cha’s illustrations are breathtaking, and I imagine this will be nominated for awards. It’s an accessible, compassionate, and lovely picture book."
“...shines a light on the plight of refugees and the importance of community."

* About the author

Ann Suk Wang, born in Korea and a graduate from UCLA (BS) and Boston University (MS) in mass communication, is a former journalist. She’s an advocate for adopting children (and dogs) and is a mentor for teen girls.