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Juna's Jar

By Jane Bahk
Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

Hardcover: out of stock

Paperback: $9.95

Six Pack: $59.70

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 janebahk.com.

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 felishino.com.

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9781600608537

Paperback: 9781620148310

Six Pack: 9781620148358

Awards

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
BookDragon

Grand Canyon Readers Award
Arizona Library Association

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Guided Reading:

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Lexile:

AD540L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 4

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Art, Asian/Asian American Interest, Beginning Concepts, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Friendship, Games/Toys, Imagination

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