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  • Bibliography:
    5 Books
  • First Book:
    May 1999
  • Latest Book:
    August 2008
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Book List in Order: 5 titles


  • "Wanda, an observant and perceptive fifth grader, gives readers a first-hand account of the effects of powerlessness and grinding poverty on everyday life and family."-School Library Journal. "Recorvits makes a poised and confident debut with this ...



  • A touching story about heroism Ten-year-old Junior wasn't even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero. He'd been a pilot, and Junior would like to know more about his wartime experiences, but his dad d...



  • Getting to feel at home in a new country

    Yoon's name means Shining Wisdom, and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines...



  • In My Name Is Yoon, Yoon's parents encouraged her to write her name in English instead of Korean. Now it's Yoon's turn to teach her parents about something she's learned in America. When Yoon's teacher lends her a book about Santa Claus, Yoon can't w...



  • It is Yoon's birthday and all she wants is a jump rope so she can play with the other girls in the school yard. Instead, Yoon's mother gives her a Korean storybook about a silly girl who is tricked by a tiger. Yoon also receives a jade bracelet th...




Award-Winning Books by Helen Recorvits

My Name Is Yoon
2004 Children's Books of Distinction Award -- Picture Book


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Helen Recorvits has published 5 books.

Helen Recorvits does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Yoon and the Jade Bracelet, was published in August 2008.

The first book by Helen Recorvits, Goodbye, Walter Malinski, was published in May 1999.

No. Helen Recorvits does not write books in series.