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The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Recommended Grades: 2-3

Category: Identity, Culture, Inclusion and Belonging

Sub-topics: Self-acceptance; Being yourself; Immigration

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from.

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