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“A beautiful addition to any library shelf where the connection between generations is the discussion.”
—School Library Journal

Mommy’s Hometown

Written by Hope Lim
Illustrated by Jaime Kim
Published by Candlewick

This gentle, contemplative picture book about family origins invites us to ponder the meaning of home. A young boy loves listening to his mother describe the place where she grew up, a world of tall mountains and friends splashing together in the river. Mommy’s stories have let the boy visit her homeland in his thoughts and dreams, and now he’s old enough to travel with her to see it for himself. But when mother and son arrive, the town is not as he imagined. Skyscrapers block the mountains, and crowds hurry past. The boy feels like an outsider—until they visit the river where his mother used to play, and he sees that the spirit and happiness of those days remain.

Primary ISBN: 9781536213324

Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: South Korea

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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