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In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month I'm reading a beautifully illustrated new picture book: Tiny Feet Between the Mountains, by Hanna Cha. According to the author's note, the story draws upon Korean reverence for tigers. "Tigers constantly appeared in Korean stories and images, sometimes as deities, sometimes as threats," says the author. In the story, a little girl named Soe-In packs her belongings in a "bojagi" and bravely heads out to confront a dangerous situation. I got to wondering, what is a bojagi? Turns out it is a lovely, environment-friendly style of wrapping possessions or gifts in cloth, similar to Japanese "furoshiki." The video below mine offers an example of Korean bojagi wrapping, if you'd like to learn how it's done.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
A Piglet Called Truffle, by Helen Peters
"The one thing we need more than hope is action."
--Greta Thunberg, TEDx Stockholm, December 12, 2018, https://youtu.be/EAmmUIEsN9A