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Step From Heaven, A (SIGNED COPY)

Na, An

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ISBN 10: 1886910588 / ISBN 13: 9781886910584
Published by Front Street, Asheville NC, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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156 pages, hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page to Norma Fox Mazer, Newbery Award winner and author of many acclaimed books for young readers. Clean, bright copy. Record # 410008. Bookseller Inventory # 410008

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Title: Step From Heaven, A (SIGNED COPY)

Publisher: Front Street, Asheville NC

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this first novel, a young girl describes her family's bittersweet experience in the United States after their emigration from Korea. While going up and up into the sky on the flight from Korea to California, four-year-old Young Ju concludes that they are on their way to heaven - America is heaven! After they arrive, however, Young Ju and her parents and little brother struggle in their new world, weighed down by the difficulty of learning English, their insular family life, and the traditions of the country they left behind. An Na's striking language authentically reflects the process of acculturation as Young Ju grows from a child to an adult.

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When she is five, Young Ju Park and her family move from Korea to California. During the flight, they climb so far into the sky she concludes they are on their way to Heaven, that Heaven must be in America. Heaven is also where her grandfather is. When she learns the distinction, she is so disappointed she wants to go home to her grandmother. Trying to console his niece, Uncle Tim suggests that maybe America can be "a step from Heaven." Life in America, however, presents problems for Young Ju's family. Her father becomes depressed, angry, and violent. Jobs are scarce and money is even scarcer. When her brother is born, Young Ju experiences firsthand her father's sexism as he confers favored status upon the boy who will continue to carry the Park name. In a wrenching climactic scene, her father beats her mother so severely that Young Ju calls the police. Soon afterward, her father goes away and the family begins to heal.

Jina Oh's film and TV credits include Sex and the City, As the World Turns and Woody Allen's Celebrity. She has appeared in regional theater productions of Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and Icarus & Aria.

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