Julie Lee - In the Tunnel!

Calling all historical fiction fans!!! If you or a young reader you know is a fan of The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Linda Sue Park's books, or the survival stories of Gary Paulsen, then be sure to come down to Little Shop on June 10th to hear all about what's sure to be your new favorite book!! That's right, the brilliant Julie Lee, author of Brother's Keeper, is coming with a special guest to be announced to tell us all about her newest middle grade historical fiction, In the Tunnel, and we could not be more excited!!! This story, set on the brink of the Korean War, is gripping, hopeful, and unflinching and we cannot wait to put it in your hands! See below for more deets:


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About the book:

Myung-gi knows war is coming: War between North and South Korea. Life in communist North Korea has become more and more unbearable—there is no freedom of speech, movement, association, or thought—and his parents have been carefully planning the family’s escape.

But when his father is abducted by the secret police, all those plans fall apart. How can Myung-gi leave North Korea without his dad? Especially when he believes that the abduction was his fault?

Set during a cataclysmic war which shaped the world we know today, this is the story of one boy’s coming-of-age during a time when inhumanity, lawlessness, and terror reigned supreme. Myung-gi, his mother, and his twelve-year-old sister Yoomee do everything they can to protect one another. But gentle, quiet, bookish Myung-gi has plans to find his father at any cost—even if it means joining the army and being sent to the front lines, where his deepest fears await him.

About the author:

Julie Lee, a marketer-turned-writer, lives in an Atlanta suburb with her three children and her husband. A first-generation American, her mother escaped North Korea during the Korean War and later immigrated to the United States. Julie studied history at Cornell before working in advertising in Manhattan, eventually relocating to the South.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
In the Tunnel By Julie Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823450398
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - May 30th, 2023

Trapped in an enemy tunnel, a young refugee experiences the Korean War firsthand in this searing story of survival, loss, and hope, a companion to the Freeman Award-winning novel Brother’s Keeper.