Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee audiobook

Finding My Voice

By Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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Recorded Books, Inc. 9781641291972
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The groundbreaking Own Voices classic by celebrated author Marie Myung-Ok Lee Seventeen-year-old Ellen Sung just wants to be like everyone else at her all-white school. But hers is the only Korean American family in town, and her classmates in Arkin, Minnesota, will never let her forget that shes different. At the start of senior year, Ellen finds herself falling for Tomper Sandel, a football player who is popular and blond and undeniably cute . . . and to her surprise, he falls for her, too. Now Ellen has a chance at life she never imagined, one that defies the expectations of both her core friend group and her strict parents. But even as she stands up to racism at school and disapproval at home, all while pursuing a romance with Tomper, Ellen discovers that her greatest challenge is one she never expected: finding the courage to speak up and raise her voice.

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The groundbreaking Own Voices classic by celebrated author Marie Myung-Ok Lee Seventeen-year-old Ellen Sung just wants to be like everyone else at her all-white school. But hers is the only Korean American family in town, and her classmates in Arkin, Minnesota, will never let her forget that shes different. At the start of senior year, Ellen finds herself falling for Tomper Sandel, a football player who is popular and blond and undeniably cute . . . and to her surprise, he falls for her, too. Now Ellen has a chance at life she never imagined, one that defies the expectations of both her core friend group and her strict parents. But even as she stands up to racism at school and disapproval at home, all while pursuing a romance with Tomper, Ellen discovers that her greatest challenge is one she never expected: finding the courage to speak up and raise her voice.

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Author Bio: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Author Bio: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of The Evening Hero, Somebody’s Daughter, the YA novel Finding My Voice (heralded as the first Korean American own voices novel for teens), and middle-grade novels If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun and Night of the Chupacabras. Her books have won awards such as Friends of American Writers, New York Public Library’s Best Books for the Teen Age, and NCTE’s Children’s Choice. She has been a judge for the National Book Awards, a Fulbright Fellow, and one of the few Korean American journalists allowed into North Korea. She currently teaches creative writing as a writer-in-residence at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race. She has an adult son on the autistic spectrum who helped to inspire her latest novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.68
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English