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Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2021
Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park writes both poetry and prose with such heart and insight. In “The One Thing You’d Save,” Ms. Chang’s class shares the one must-have item that would join them as they flee from a house fire with their family and pets’ safety already assured. In the Korean sijo style of poetry, students explain their choices amid outstanding sketches created by artist Robert Sae-Heng. Readers will be led to think about what physical objects really matter to them and may find themselves trying to puzzle out student names and items selected! Librarians could easily shelve this book inthe fiction or poetry sections of their libraries and might want to consider having one copy for each, especially given the recent surge in popularity of novels in verse.
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