The Name Jar
Title: The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Illustrator: Yangsook Choi
Publisher: Dragonfly Books (2003)
When Unhei moves from Korea to America her classmates can’t pronounce her name. She wants to choose a new name that is easier for them to pronounce, but she comes to realise she likes her name just the way it is.
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Teaching Children Philosophy: The Name Jar Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
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The Washington Post: The importance of childhood friendships, and how to nurture them
Teaching Tolerance: Understanding Similarities and Differences Learning Plan
Scholastic: What’s in a Name? Back to School Literacy Unit
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