Sora’s Seashells

SORA’S SEASHELLS will be released on May 9, 2023 and is available for pre-order now (see links on this page)!

The story is about a girl who learns the meaning of her unique name, thanks to her grandmother. The wonderful publisher is Candlewick Press, and the illustrations are by Stella Lim and Ji-Hyuk Kim, both based in South Korea. The book is illustrated in watercolors to capture the seaside setting of the story. The images are luminous!

A book description from the publisher:

A lyrical narration and luminous illustrations tell an uplifting intergenerational story of kindness and confidence, loss and remembrance, with resonance for any child who feels other-than.

“Sora means ‘seashell’ in Korean,” her mother said. “Halmoni always said finding a perfect shell is like receiving a wonderful gift. That’s why she suggested we name you Sora.”