A Single Shard

Author Name: 
Park, Linda Sue
Grades: 
6
7
8
Comments: 
General
A Newberry Medal book that is acceptable! A Korean orphan who lives under a bridge with a kind vagrant, becomes an apprentice to a master potter and is eventually adopted by him when his friend dies. At end of book, excerpts of 2 books by same author - "See Saw Girl" and "The Kite Fighters".
Religion/Hashkafa
A lot of Korean culture but very little religion beyond description of monks helping people and giving presents on Buddha's birthday.
Boy/girl relationship, Tznius and Negiah
One word mention of King's concubines - no explanation.
School Resource: 
Teen: 
0
Rating: 
Generally Acceptable
Book ID: 
105