Krista Kim-Bap

Krista Kim-Bap


By Angela Ahn


All Krista wants is to figure out the three F’s: food, family, and friends…

Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish-brown hair and she was the “Korean girl” at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their class is preparing their Heritage Month projects. Jason has always loved Krista’s Korean family, and particularly her mom’s cooking, but Krista is conflicted about being her school’s “Korean Ambassador”. She’s also worried about asking her intimidating grandma to teach the class how to make their traditional kimbap. Combine that with her new friends pulling her away from Jason, and Krista has a lot to deal with this year!

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About the Author

Angela Ahn is a former high school English and Social Studies teacher. She also taught English as a Second Language for two years in Hong Kong. She went back to school to earn a Master's of Library and Information Studies from UBC. Angela worked in all types of libraries, but only discovered the joy of children’s literature when she had her own children. She has been at home with her family for the last 10 years in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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  • 2018 Ontario Library Association's Top Ten Best Bets - Selected

  • 2019-2020 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award - Finalist

  • 2019 Bank Street Best Books of the Year - Selected

Product Information

  • Release: April 3, 2018

  • $11.95 Paperback

  • 176 Pages

  • Children's Fiction

  • 5.25 x 7.5

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 3-6

  • Lexile: 660L Guided Reading: W

  • ISBN: 9781772600636


  • Reflecting Diversity
    > Cultural & Ethnic Diversity

  • Language Arts
    > Early Chapter Books

  • History & Social Studies
    > Global Cultures

Praise for Krista Kim-Bap

"Author Ahn writes authentically about the struggle of assimilation while maintaining cultural tradition... A sympathetic portrayal of a typical 11-year-old trying to fit in, with a bit of Korean flair." - Kirkus Reviews

"Exploring questions of friendship, beauty, culture, and race, this title hits on many topics that will ring true with readers just entering the middle school years. Ahn writes Krista's voice with the right touch of innocence and realism." - School Library Journal