Grass on CBC Books Remembrance Day Reading List

“11 Canadian books to read for Remembrance Day” / CBC Books / November 8, 2019

Grass is a comic that tells the true story of Okseon Lee, a young Korean girl who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War. Using illustrations and her interviews with Lee, Gendry-Kim explores how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean people.

Grass was translated by Janet Hong, who lives in Vancouver.

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