Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

Cho, T.
Dayeon, a young Korean girl, learns from her grandmother about a special group of Korean women, the haenyeo, who have been female divers for generations. Dayeon practices the skills she needs and learns to overcome her fears of the ocean with the help and experience of her grandmother. This engaging picture book, suitable for a class read-aloud, can be used to explore and support themes of family, culture, intergenerational relationships, cultural traditions, overcoming fears, personal goals, determination, and growth.
Career Education
  • K-3

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