Finding Junie Kim

Book review by John Sooja, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Korean American girl fights racism in excellent, bold novel.

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age 11+

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age 13+

Good Book, Very Violent

Started reading this with my mature 10year old, we're about half-way through and the wartime violence is too much. A child finds his dead father in a pile of bodies, tortured. While looking for his mother he finds a neighbor who has visible signs of rape (blood running down her legs under her skirt), who says his mother has been intensely injured. There's no way this is OK for 9+.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 9+
Junie Kim just wants to fit in, so she "keeps her head down and tries not to draw attention to herself." When racist graffiti appears at her middle school, Junie is determined to make the right choice and fight racism.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing

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