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If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun by Marie G. Lee [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

If it Hadn't Been for Yoon JunAlice Larsen is a popular seventh-grade cheerleader. Then Yoon Jun Lee arrives from Korea, and Alice’s father wants her to be his friend. Although Alice’s face may look Korean, she’s all-American, having been adopted at birth. Reluctantly, Alice realizes that she may have more to learn from Yoon Jun than he from her.

More than a decade later in 2005, Marie Lee, writing now as Marie Myung-Ok Lee, would write an acclaimed, haunting adult novel about the Korean transracial adoptee experience, Somebody’s Daughter.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult

Published: 1993