Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review: Behind the Mask by Yangsooki Choi #Halloween #diversebooks 4/31

Halloween is coming. “What are you going to be?” the children ask one another. Kimin says he will be his grandfather. “Going as an old man is not very scary,” they tease. What the children don’t know is that Kimin’s grandfather was a Korean mask dancer. And Kimin doesn’t know that the mask holds a secret for him.

My review:
I think one of the most interesting things about this book is its diversity. This told the story of a child who is afraid to be himself but in the end is celebrated because of it.

I love that he embraces his culture by dressing as his Grandfather who was a Korean folk dancer. The masks his Grandfather used helped him to be accepted for Halloween but also helped him learn who he truly was.

The best thing about the book was the total acceptance from all the children and wanting to know about the mask and about Grandfather. To me, that is what diversity is all about!
4 stars.

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