Juna's Jar

By Jane Bahk
Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

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Juna and her best friend, Hector, love to go on adventures in the park, collecting things to put in Juna’s empty kimchi jars. But then one day Hector unexpectedly moves away, and Juna is left wondering who will play with her. With the help of her special jar, Juna searches for her friend the world over. What Juna finds is that adventure—and new friends—can be found in the most unexpected places.

Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, Juna’s Jar is a heartwarming and whimsical celebration of friendship and the power of imagination.

Explore the teacher's guide and parent discussion guide for Juna's Jar created by the Education Division at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its Book of the Month program.

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About the Creators

Thumb_jane_bahk Jane Bahk - Author

is a former schoolteacher and an Emmy award–winning television writer/producer. She was inspired to write Juna’s Jar by her own fond memories of playing with empty kimchi jars. And like Juna, Bahk is always up for a good adventure, especially one that involves her kids and their jars. Bahk lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family. This is her picture book debut. Her website is

Thumb_felicia_hoshino_2014 Felicia Hoshino

is a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator of picture books, among them Lee & Low’s A Place Where Sunflowers Grow and Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin. In addition to creating mixed-media images for children’s books and magazines, she enjoys painting children’s portraits, cooking with her husband, and decorating the walls at home with art created by her son and daughter. Hoshino lives in San Francisco, California, with her family. Her website is