Cooper's Lesson

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Cooper, a young Korean-American, is part of two worlds, but he feels that he doesn't belong in either. He is particularly ashamed when Mr. Lee speaks to him in Korean and he can't understand or respond. That frustration gets him into some trouble at Mr. Lee's shop, until he begins to realize that he and Mr. Lee have more in common than he realized. Cooper's story speaks to the frustration that many bicultural young people will recognize as they continue to search for their own identity.

Age Level: 9-12