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Graphic nonfiction ; First edition.

"The autobiography of a South Korean woman's student days under an authoritarian regime, and how she defied state censorship. When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up. After acing her exams and sort-of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was promised at her family's restaurant. But literature class would prove to be just the start of a massive turning point, still focused on reading but with life-or-death stakes she never could have imagined. This was during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. In this charged political climate, with Molotov cocktails flying and fellow students disappearing for hours and returning with bruises, Hyun Sook sought refuge in the comfort of books. When the handsome young editor of the school newspaper invited her to his reading group, she expected to pop into the cafeteria to talk about Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Scarlet Letter. Instead she found herself hiding in a basement as the youngest member of an underground banned book club. And as Hyun Sook soon discovered, in a totalitarian regime, the delights of discovering great works of illicit literature are quickly overshadowed by fear and violence as the walls close in. In BANNED BOOK CLUB, Hyun Sook shares a dramatic true story of political division, fear-mongering, anti-intellectualism, the death of democratic institutions, and the relentless rebellion of reading."--

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  • 6 of 8 copies available at OWWL.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Macedon Public Library. (Show)

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Macedon Public Library GRAPHIC SOO (Text)
Graphic Books
52121300661809
Checked out
09/15/2022
Lima Public Library YA GRAPHIC SOO (Text)
Teen Graphic Books
52139309250457
Available
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Livonia Public Library YA GRAPHIC SOO (Text)
Young Adult Collection
52140300589919
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Newark Public Library YA GRAPHIC SOO (Text)
Teen Graphic Books
52125300886084
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Palmyra Community Library YA KIM PB (Text)
Teen New Materials
52127300428198
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo YA FIC SOO (Text)
Teen Graphic Novels
52150300558574
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Walworth-Seely Public Library GRAPHIC FIC Sook (Text)
Adult Graphic Books
52129300976606
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua YA GRAPHIC B (Text)
Young Adult Graphic Novels
31846002946282
Checked out
10/05/2022
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