How My Dad Got His Cool On

Jacob Kim broadcasting on the radio 1950s

The True Story of the PTA Scene in THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS The day after my father attended a PTA meeting at my high school, a teacher stopped me in the hall. “Your father is a remarkable man,” she said. I thought my father, who rarely went to PTA meetings, […]

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One Story from North Korea

Shin Dong-Hyuk, North Korean defector

I believe that personal stories are the way most of us connect with the greater tragedies and joys of the world around us, because it was my own mother’s stories that inspired me to learn more about Korea and write about it. In 2009, I discovered films online about a […]

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