Unidentified Suburban Object
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545782265 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.92" x 8.55" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545782289 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
Comic and satirical, but also full of painful truths of being a “model-minority” in a decidedly NOT-diverse town.
The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to HEAR it. Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who’s Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. She’s had it with people thinking that everything she does well — getting good grades, winning first chair in the orchestra, etCETera — are because she’s ASIAN.
Of course, her own parents don’t want to have anything to DO with their Korean background. Any time Chloe asks them a question they change the subject. They seem perfectly happy to be the only Asian family in town. It’s only when Chloe’s with her best friend, Shelly, that she doesn’t feel like a total alien.
Then a new teacher comes to town: Ms. Lee. She’s Korean American, and for the first time Chloe has a person to talk to who seems to understand completely. For Ms. Lee’s class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history. But what she unearths is light-years away from what she expected.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities
“[A] genuinely new sort of superhero story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Debut author Jung smartly balances adventure and comedy in a story about (unwanted) power and responsibility that pokes fun at superhero conventions along the way (Professor Mayhem, like a true supervillain, takes his time to explain his evil plot in full). Jung’s fast-paced storytelling, filled with comics-inspired gadgetry and sound effects, makes the story’s action sequences come alive. . . ” —Publishers Weekly