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Title Banned book club / writers, Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada ; artist, Ko Hyung-Ju.
Author Kim, Hyun Sook, author.
Publication Chicago, IL : Iron Circus Comics, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # B KIM B
Note "Strange and amazing."
Summary "The autobiography of a South Korean woman's student days under an authoritarian regime, and how she defied state censorship. When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up. After acing her exams and sort-of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was promised at her family's restaurant. But literature class would prove to be just the start of a massive turning point, still focused on reading but with life-or-death stakes she never could have imagined. This was during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. In this charged political climate, with Molotov cocktails flying and fellow students disappearing for hours and returning with bruises, Hyun Sook sought refuge in the comfort of books. When the handsome young editor of the school newspaper invited her to his reading group, she expected to pop into the cafeteria to talk about Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Scarlet Letter. Instead she found herself hiding in a basement as the youngest member of an underground banned book club. And as Hyun Sook soon discovered, in a totalitarian regime, the delights of discovering great works of illicit literature are quickly overshadowed by fear and violence as the walls close in. In BANNED BOOK CLUB, Hyun Sook shares a dramatic true story of political division, fear-mongering, anti-intellectualism, the death of democratic institutions, and the relentless rebellion of reading."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kim, Hyun Sook -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women college students -- Korea (South) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women college students -- Korea (South) -- Biography.
Student protesters -- Korea (South) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Student protesters -- Korea (South) -- Biography.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Korea (South) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Prohibited books -- Korea (South) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Korea (South) -- History -- 1960-1988 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) (OCoLC)fst00836131
Prohibited books. (OCoLC)fst01078755
Student protesters. (OCoLC)fst01135975
Women college students. (OCoLC)fst01177452
Korea (South) (OCoLC)fst01206791
1960-1988
Genre Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Young adult literature.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Addl. Author Estrada, Ryan, 1980- author.
Ko, Hyung-Ju, artist.
ISBN 9781945820427 (paperback)
194582042X (paperback)

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