The Resource Grass, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong

Grass, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong

Label
Grass
Title
Grass
Statement of responsibility
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War - a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the leadup to World War II from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean folk. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories. The cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace."--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk
Dewey number
951.9/03092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English translated from Korean
LC call number
D810.C698
LC item number
L43613 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hong, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comfort women
  • Child slaves
  • Child slaves
  • Child sexual abuse
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Korea
Target audience
adult
Label
Grass, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2017 by Bori Publishing Co., Korea."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1053577520
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • English edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
471 pages, 9 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770463622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053577520
Label
Grass, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2017 by Bori Publishing Co., Korea."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1053577520
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • English edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
471 pages, 9 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770463622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053577520

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