King Sejong Invents an Alphabet

King Sejong Invents an Alphabet

King Sejong Invents an Alphabet

King Sejong Invents an Alphabet


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How do you create a new alphabet?

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807541616
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 10/01/2021
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 265,505
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carol Kim has written several fiction and nonfiction books, and enjoys researching and uncovering little-known facts. A second generation Korean American, she also loves creating stories that share Korean culture beyond kimchi and K-pop. Carol lives in Austin, Texas with her family.

Cindy Kang is an artist and illustrator from Seoul, South Korea. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has received awards and recognitions from American Illustration, 3x3 Magazine, The Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts, among others.

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