by Jason Kim 2017

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Hello, My Name Is ______" by Jason Kim.

In the personal account "Hello, My Name Is _______," Jason Kim discusses accepting his Korean American identity and his experiences assimilating into American culture.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Why do people follow the crowd?" and "Can you change your identity?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this memoir at home:
    • What was "Hello, My Name Is ______" about?
    • What did you learn about Identity?
    • What did you learn about Social Pressure?
  • Watch Yellowface is a bad look, Hollywood at home with your child.