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We had an amazing visitor who came all the way from Korea. Author Yangsook Choi came to our schools to share how she was inspired to write The Name Jar and to teach us what illustrators do. She read us her book, New Cat and then she taught us how to draw a cat based on using certain vowels and consonants.
I met Ms.Choi in Korea when I was there as a Fulbright recipient this fall. I have always admired and used her book, The Name Jar, to talk about being bilingual, new to a country and how important and essential it is to love who we are, starting with our names.
It was incredibly exciting to have her come to River Edge and meet students and teachers. Everyone had questions for her and made her feel like a "rock star". Teachers and students asked her to sign her books and parents participated in a wonderful talk about creativity, imagination and being multicultural.
It was an honor to have Yangsook Choi at our school and an amazing benefit from my Fulbright experience. Please look at our photos and post your thoughts.