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Grass / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.

Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk, (Author, Artist). Hong, Janet, (translator).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Denton County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Texas Library Consortium. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Krum Public Library YA GN KIM (Text) 36249000193913 GRAPHIC NOVEL Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770463622
  • ISBN: 1770463623
  • Physical Description: 471 pages, 9 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in 2017 by Bori Publishing Co., Korea."--Title page verso
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher
Language Note:
In English translated from Korean.
Subject: Lee, Okseon.
Comfort women > Comic books, strips, etc.
Child slaves > Korea > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Child slaves > Korea > History > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Child sexual abuse > Korea > History > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Atrocities > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives > Comic books, strips, etc.
Korea > History > Japanese occupation, 1910-1945 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Biographical comics.
Historical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.

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