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.
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About the Creators
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 janebahk.com.
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 felishino.com.
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781620148358
New Voices Award Winner
LEE & LOW BOOKS
Notable Books for a Global Society
International Reading Association (IRA)
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Asian/Pacific American Library Association
Best Books of the Year, Honorable Mention
The Huffington Post
Best Multicultural Books
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Books
Top 2015 Mighty Girl Books for Young Children
A Mighty Girl
Top 25 APA Book Picks for 2015
Grand Canyon Readers Award
Arizona Library Association
Interest Level:Grades K - 4
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
Art, Asian/Asian American Interest, Beginning Concepts, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Friendship, Games/Toys, Imagination
Part of These Collections
Bestsellers and Favorites Collection, Sibling Collection Grades K-5, Friends & Friendship, Building Classroom Community for Kindergarten, #OwnVoices Collection, Recognizing & Managing Emotions Collection
Diverse Background English Collection Grades PreK-2, English Fiction Grades PreK-2, Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Diversity Starter Pack PreK-2, New Voices Award Winners & Honors Collection, Korean Culture and History Collection, Social and Emotional Learning Collection Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades PreK-2,