WellRead Kids October Selection: I Am The Subway by Kim Hyo-eun (translated by Deborah Smith)
Told from the point of view of the Seoul subway, this month's kid’s selection is a poetic and curious story of shared humanity. We hope that our smaller readers love the rumbling and repetitive ba-dum, ba-dum of the subway and the generous detail on each page showcasing everyday Korean life. And for our slightly older readers, we hope that they connect with the idea that everyone we encounter has their own story.
Originally published in Korean and brought to English-speaking audiences with the help of translator Deborah Smith (adult readers may know her from The Vegetarian), I Am the Subway welcomes and farewells people, and holds them — along with their joys, hopes, fears, and memories — in its embrace.