King Sejong Invents An Alphabet

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king sejong invents an alphabet  carol kim

In 15th-century Korea, King Sejong was distressed. The complicated Chinese characters used for reading and writing meant only rich, educated people could read―and that was just the way they wanted it. But King Sejong thought all Koreans should be able to read and write, so he worked in secret for years to create a new Korean alphabet. King Sejong's strong leadership and determination to bring equality to his country make his 600-year-old story as relevant as ever.---from the publisher

32 pages                                            978-0807541616                          Ages 4-8

Keywords:   Asian history, South Korea, 15th century, king, alphabet, Language Arts Curriculum, reading, secrets, leadership, diversity, diverse books, cultural identity, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, power of the individual

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