Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Legend Grows

Congratulations to Anne Sibley O'Brien and The Legend of Hong Kil Dong!

Annie has been selected to receive the 2007 Global Korea Award given by the Council on Korean Studies at Michigan State University.

Since 1995, this award recognizes individuals or groups who have made significant contribution of cross-cultural understanding, global education, and well-being of Korean people around the world.

The selection criteria for the award include:
  • Demonstrated commitment and unselfish devotion to the well-being of the Korean community and global society.
  • Significant contribution to the improvement of understanding between Korea and people around the world.
  • Exceptional devotion to quality education for young generations in Korea and the world.
  • Outstanding achievement in scholarly and creative work that advances global understanding of Korea in the global community.
The Legend of Hong Kil Dong has made a significant impact on readers. Awards and accolades keep piling up. Just to name a few:

  • Booklist's Top Ten Graphic Novels for Youth
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year (Outstanding Merit)
  • Bookbuilders Guild of New England
  • And reviews, reviews... check 'em out!

"From today I must wander like a cloud with no direction until I find my destiny." - Hong Kil Dong

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