Written by Mandy Namjou Yom
Illustrated by Joanne Wong
Published by Self-published
Will Nami ever fit into her new school, in a new land, in a new country? The first day of school for any child is a mixed bag of emotions. For Nami, this was especially true. She had just immigrated to the states with her family from Korea. While she felt excited about her first day of school in America, everything was so different. She worried if she would make any friends when she couldn’t even speak the same language.
In Nami’s New Friend by Mandy Namjou Yom we experience what it feels like to be the new kid from a different country in a new school. Can the universal themes of belonging and friendship prevail over differences and barriers?
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Korean/Korean American
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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